Marianne Sadowski

California Fires II Acrylic
photo polymer print on tengucho paper
12″ x 12″ x 1″

In this series, I have tried to understand the transformative power of fire. Layers of color and form frame the fire as a regenerative force rather than destructive.

Recent California fires have brought devastation and sadness to entire communities. For many, climate change is now personal loss. The fires have also changed our landscape and its colors, at least for a moment. Dark burned trees stand quiet in contrast to the blue sky; entire hills are painted dark grey. And yet, with a little rain, there is also a green glimpse of hope emerging from the dark ground. The fire coexists with life. In these works it is seen as part of a larger cycle of life.