Exhibition: “Life in Wood” by Vita Wall Davenport

Davenport Mill by a Pond Small detail 1Images from nature, recreated in the natural medium of wood, compose the exhibit Life in Wood, on display at the Hopewell Library from May 1 through June 27. A portion of this exhibit isĀ also on view at the Dinwiddie Library and Prince George County Library.

Vita Wall Davenport, a resident of DeWitt, Virginia, uses pyrography to produce her uncommon art. Pyrography, which translates into "writing with fire," is created by using carefully applied heat to make images out of burn marks. Ms. Davenport, who also makes watercolor paintings, is a self-trained artist.


One of these images of the same boat is created with pyrography, and the other in watercolor on paper. Compare them side by side at the Hopewell Library.