This is a pyrography (wood-burning) handmade art-work in combination with shallow carving.
The arwork is protected by lacquer.
It's a art-work from the series of artworks that I've started in 2008.
The name of the series of my works is "Portraits of musicians"
...Michael Stipe is an American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist.
He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.
Fire and acrylic