Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object.

The term means "writing with fire", from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing).

"My name is Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach (aka LeRoc), South African born artist living in Scotland.

I started out with a lighter and a nail held firmly in place with a pair of pliers! My aunt later gave me an old soldering iron and that was me hooked. I have no formal education and my style is definately influenced by a mixture of my graffiti background and surroundings ".

"I work from a tiny bedroom turned studio with the forest only a stone's throw away. It's this easy access to nature that keeps me inspired. I try and take full advantage of the fact that I am lucky enough to enjoy the outdoors on a regular basis wether it be out surfing, snowboarding ,mountain biking or even a simple stroll through the woods with my wife.

I love what I do for a living and I hope my passion for art shows in every piece I produce."

Thanks for your time and support

LeRoc