ARTWORK > Playing With Fire

Watercolor woodblock (mokuhanga)
11" x 17" (28 x 43 cm)

Shapes derived from four video stills of a California wildfire.

2017 was a record-setting year for the United States of America for many reasons, including the wildfires in California and other parts of the western USA. Climate change deniers continue to argue that we've always had fires and weather is just weather; the Trump administration continues to dismantle federal actions that address both the causes and the effects of climate change; but meanwhile the Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles had been burning for 23 days and was still raging on as I worked on this print

This print is dedicated to all those who have lost homes to the fires, including my friend Laury and her family, who lost their home to the Sonoma County fires in October.