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burn (absence)
burn (absence)
graphite and acrylic on birch panels

The burn series was instigated and informed by landscapes that have been radically altered by fire, but more broadly, these works are about fragility, loss, memory, and gradual regrowth. The things the landscape can teach us about ourselves. The things that don’t go away. The things that remain.

The series began in 2005 with a drawing made from carbon based ink, layered prints from wood grain, and wind. Each successive drawing that is revisited in the series, is an echo of that first drawing. The series is ongoing...