Solar Paintings by Jordan Mang-osan
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.
See more of his work here.