EXPERIENCE PYROGRAPHY WITH CAPETONIAN BURN ARTIST HERMANN FICK

We meet artist Hermann Fick, who’s harnessing the power of the sun to make his creations.

The last year has forced us to think differently. For Hermann Fick, more time at home meant he was able to follow his passion for art which then led him down a path of pyrography – the free-handed art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks. 

While online he serendipitously stumbled upon this unique art-form that harnesses the power of the sun to create. 

The artist, who hails from Kensington, Cape Town at first he made use of a soldering iron to burn the letters into the wood, but realised that it took longer to get the desired result. “I Googled some ideas and saw someone with a magnifying glass. I got a magnifying glass and started from there,” says Hermann. 

Q&A with Herman Fick

What legacy would you like to leave behind?

“I never gave up, kept on going in spite of circumstances.”

What 2 valuable lessons would you like to share with South Africa?

“Rise above your circumstances and never give up.”

Do you have an encouraging quote to end off on? 

“Do it right the first time.”

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