The originals are basswood panels whose surfaces have been "etched" by training the sun's rays through a magnifying lens which produces a tiny laser-like beam… when focused on the wood, the resulting "laser" burns the wood's surface. Reliant on weather conditions & difficult to control, the process is time-consuming & painstaking, often requiring several days, or even weeks, to complete. Although this medium has been in practice for centuries, it remains uncommon in the artworld. Pizer's keen eye for design is immediately evident in his inspired, imaginative output. Marked by bold contrast & nuance, his work is compelling, exotic, powerful, evocative, graceful, sensual, & provocative. With his highly distinctive, eye-popping creations, Pizer has raised the bar & elevated the artform to a new level.