In her Pyrograph series, Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa creates gorgeous abstract art using a most unlikely tool: molten glass. Ichikawa uses the incredible heat of the glass–2,100-degrees Fahrenheit–to scorch her designs on paper. The creation process is a mesmerizing performance on its own, as Ichikawa waves the glass over her work surface and allows strands of the viscous material to fall on the paper (miraculously, without burning the paper to ashes).
photos via Etsuko Ichikawa
via Spoon & Tamago