Steven Spazuk, a French Canadian artist adjusted the age old illustrative medium of brush and paper in 2001 by learning to paint and draw with fire. His new series Fragmentation, which is burning up Tumblr was conceived by burning the paper and painting the darkened remains and soot into ethereal human figures and intense portraiture.

“It was in 2001 that Steven Spazuk discovered a new way to draw and paint. A candle, a sheet of paper and swirls of black smoke transform the artist’s hand into a seismograph that reveals gossamer transparencies, voluptuous spheres with ephemeral halos and surprising x-rays of the soul’s body.”