Steven Spazuk makes the coolest smoke soot paintings we've ever seen, and shows you how in this video. Step 1: Don't burn the house down, Picasso.

If ever there was a way to channel your debilitating pyromania into something productive, it's fire art, and Steven Spazuk is the world's reigning fire art authority.

For the past 14 years, Spazuk has developed and perfected a one-of-a-kind technique that allows him to use the flame of a candle or torch as method to create paintings with trails of soot. Using various tools like feathers, Exacto knives, and a surgeon's steady hand, he intuitively sculpts the plumes of soot left behind in response to the shapes that appear on the canvas. He doesn't ever try to create these shapes … he just kind of lets them happen on their own and then runs with it as they begin to materialize into something that sparks him.

His images all have a distinct fluid, smoky, boundary-less quality that immediately brings to mind the immediacy and fleeting nature of beautiful moments worth capturing. They're also cool because at any point their creation, he could of burned the whole damn block down. His middle name must be Danger.

Watch this video of him harnessing nature's most destructive force to create delicate pieces of art to see how it's done. And when you're done, buy a Bic lighter with someone else's zodiac sign on it.