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Painting with Fire

Chris Higgins
Vimeo / Patrick Peris
Vimeo / Patrick Peris / Vimeo / Patrick Peris
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Artist Steve Spazuk paints using fire. Well, technically it's actually soot he's using. Spazuk applies flame to a board, then works with the soot—scratching, smudging, and shaping it—to create an image. In the three-minute video below, you don't see much at first...then you get the "oh wow" moment around 50 seconds in. It just gets crazier from there.

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