Check out these astounding creations of artists Tia Flores, Lute Vink and Julie Bender.
Tia Flores - Pyrographic calabaza sculptures
Nevadan Tia Flores uses the calabaza to express her diverse heritage and spiritual beliefs. More pics here.
Luke Vink's choice of canvas is cowhide
Julie Bender's burning passion is portrayed on wood.
"As I ‘paint with heat,’ I feel a certain parallel between the wild and natural spirits that embody my subjects and the organic and distinctively unforgiving nature of my medium." - Julie Bender