How does one represent a major city burn? You burn something, of course!

Ash bud- gale everett studio

This morning I had a full flower for the previous piece that I really disliked. Rather than scrap the whole thing, I set it alight and harvested the ashes. The wire frame was recovered with paper #2 and looks lovely. Flower stalk #3 is now underway and dedicated to the major fire that took out the core portion of the city of Halsey in 1903. The fire was started by the local creamery…. hmmm, there is certainly a “cow” look to the buds. People probably won’t even know that it’s ash sandwiched between a couple of layers of paper. Maybe I’ll start adding blue ink to this one.

More progress to come!


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I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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