Fire: Statement

This “Fire series started as abstract explorations of color, texture, and space. I paint with energy, using brayers and brushes, and stamping with a variety of tools. I paint from memory, imagination, and photographs, blending abstraction with recognizable imagery. Fire works its way into the paintings, just as it is increasingly working its way into our lives (especially those of us living in the Western US). As the climate warms, we experience more and more extreme weather. Both fire season and hurricane season are growing longer and more destructive.

The effects of global warming on temperature, precipitation levels, and soil moisture are turning many of our forests into kindling during wildfire season.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Here’s a great infographic on wildfires and climate change.