Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan creates magnificent artwork using the power of sun and a magnifying glass. Jordan, an Igorot from the Cordilleras, has been perfecting his art skills since the age of 19. He inspired by the cultural traditions of his native region, was well-aware with raw home-grown materials. His solar drawings are proof of his knowledge and skill level.
Jordan creates pyrographic etchings in wood through harnessing sunlight using magnifying glass. First of all, he sketches a design on wood, then using a magnifying glass focuses solar heat on selected areas. The heat darkens the lines on the wood and results in marvelous portraits. It takes him several months to etch each small detail on the wood.
His artwork has won numerous awards and is being exhibited since 1993. He founded Chanum Foundation in 1996 to build an artist village in the middle of Baguio City. It has become a center for art and a studio for promising artists all throughout the country. You can purchase his work on Fine Art America. Here are few brilliant pieces of art works he made.