Carbon Series: Camp Fire

Carbon Series: Camp Fire

Vacancies, made by human impacts on the natural world, informs this work.

Last November, a wildfire destroyed the town of Paradise, California.  This human-caused fire killed 85 people and untold pets and wildlife, burned over a million trees, and destroyed almost 14,000 houses, including my childhood home.

Using materials collected from within the burn area and graphite on fragile supports, I create installations that chronicle the remaining negative space and question permanence in a world where climate is changing.

 

Inscription 1

12′ x 8′ x 8′ Graphite, charcoal, ash, and mud on trace paper suspended with electrical clips, filament, aluminum wire, and galvanized steel pipes.

Inscription 2

10′ x 10′ Graphite, charcoal, ash, and mud on trace paper suspended with electrical clips, filament, aluminum wire, and galvanized steel pipes.

 

Inscription 3

12′ x 10′ Graphite, charcoal, ash, and mud on trace paper suspended with electrical clips, filament, aluminum wire, and galvanized steel pipes.

  • 12' x 10' frottage installation

    Inscription 3

  • 12' x 10' frottage installation

    Inscription 3

  • Inscription 3 detail

  • 12' x 10' frottage installation

    Inscription 3

  • 12' x 10' frottage installation

    Inscription 3 detail

  • 12' x 10' frottage installation

    Inscription 3 detail

 

Interrupted Cedar

8′ x 9’6″ Graphite, charcoal, ash, and mud on trace paper

 

Mineral Artifact 1

Boulder fragments, mud, ash

  • Camp Fire art with boulder fragments, ash, clay

    Mineral Artifact 1

  • Mineral Artifact 1: Boulder fragments, ash, clay

 

Mineral Artifact 2

Boulder fragments, mud, ash

  • Camp Fire art with boulder fragments, ash, mud

    Mineral Artifact 2

  • Camp Fire art with boulder fragments, ash, clay

    Mineral Artifact 2

  • Camp Fire art with boulder fragments, ash, mud

    Mineral Artifact 2

  • Camp Fire art with boulder fragments, ash, mud

    Mineral Artifact 2

 

Phase 2 Cleanup Complete

Mud and ash

  • conceptual art with mud, ash

    Phase 2 Cleanup Complete

 

Works on Paper

Charcoal, ash, graphite, mud on gridded vellum or trace paper

  • Reconstructed Pine 1

  • Reconstructed Pine 2

  • Carbon Cedar 1

  • Carbon Cedar 2

  • Carbon Cedar 3

  • Carbon Pine 1

  • Frottage on paper

    Carbon Pine 2

  • Carbon Pine 3

  • Frottage on paper

    Carbon Pine 4