Culture: New generation keeps traditional ‘fire’ art alive
Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. Li Yanjie has opened the only pyrography art shop in Zhengzhou, Henan province. Li works with home decoration companies to challenge the idea that pyrography is only for small objects such as chopsticks. He also lends a more modern aesthetic to his works and uses different colors to replace the traditional hues of black, white and gray.