Samantha Jane Mullen at Cactus Gallery
"Life is weird so I burn stuff."
It began in State College, Pennsylvania, during the spring of 1991. A child was born, named after a dog and set loose on the world. Upon graduating from the University of New Orleans in 2013, Samantha Jane Mullen took to burning things and the creative beast inside her freaked out. Now, Samantha Jane is a self-taught New Orleans based wood burning artist. Her work explores elements of the natural world recombined in unlikely situations. She uses the traditional craft technique of pyrography to burn surrealist imagery into wood, bridging the divide between classic and modern.