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 “Wildfire Wild Heart” is inspired by images of the devastating forest fires that swept the western states and Australia in 2019. Since then, I have been working to distill from these horrific images the energy and the beauty of the flames, approaching the subject as a study of color and luminous form. These abstract interpretations of flames are informed as well by my interest in Kintsugi, the Japanese practice of mending broken pottery with liquid gold. By incorporating metallic paint, I seek to create complex images that at once represent the imminent threats facing our world as well as the potential for healing. 

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