Fireworks

A sheet of paper is stapled to a rigid board. A bonfire is started out in the woods. While the fire grows, gunpowder is spread across the paper, a design is created with water (and sometimes with water color), and time passes, allowing the water to absorb into the paper. The gunpowder is then ignited, the board is inverted over the bonfire, and the drawing is realized by the fires’ singeing and burning of the dry paper surface around the wet design. The drawing is then embellished with smoldering charcoal on site or is removed to the studio, where it is completed, usually using soft pastels.
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A Bend in the River
A Bend in the River
A Lawnmower Path to Paradise
A Lawnmower Path to Paradise
A Little Rare Earth A Little Well Done
A Little Rare Earth A Little Well Done
A New Day
A New Day
abstract natural 2
abstract natural 2
abstract natural 3
abstract natural 3
abstract natural 5
abstract natural 5
abstract natural 7
abstract natural 7
abstract natural 8
abstract natural 8
Creation
Creation
Dominican Sunset #11
Dominican Sunset #11
Erratic with Lyrical String Clouds
Erratic with Lyrical String Clouds
Fire in the Burnt Hills
Fire in the Burnt Hills
Fire in the Sky
Fire in the Sky
Firewater
Firewater
Heat Simulating the Brain 2
Heat Simulating the Brain 2
Land of the Rising Sun 2
Land of the Rising Sun 2
Leaves Falling on Water
Leaves Falling on Water
Minor Heat Stroke
Minor Heat Stroke
Out Near the End of Verdant
Out Near the End of Verdant
The Light of Day
The Light of Day
The Red Hills
The Red Hills
Thermal Breakdown
Thermal Breakdown
A Warm Lightstorm Over Already Dry
A Warm Lightstorm Over Already Dry
On Muddy Creek
On Muddy Creek
Out Where the Warm Wind Blows
Out Where the Warm Wind Blows
The Burning Land
The Burning Land
The End of Winter
The End of Winter
Seasons Change
Seasons Change
Evidence of Warming Along the Coast
Evidence of Warming Along the Coast
Unexplained Daylight Where Evening Mist is Made
Unexplained Daylight Where Evening Mist is Made