Remember when you were a kid and you used to go out on a sunny day with a magnifying glass in hand to burn your way into whatever was available (ants, dried leaves, the ends of you sister’s pigtails)? Well, Filipino artist Jordan Mang-osan has turned the destructive power of the childhood past time into a work of art. Jordan is an award-winning artist who is a pioneer in solar drawing. He uses a magnifying glass to burn his drawings into slabs of wood. His solar drawings has been drawing the attention of the art community for quite some time now. As a member of the indigenous Igorot people in the Philippines, the nature of his work is mostly drawn upon the culture, history and environment of his native Cordilleras region.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.