Fire Forest
Cathy Ellis
oil on canvas, 12" x 10";  $1,700
Exhibited at Village West in Slow Art Fall 2019

This work was created in the wake of the Thomas Fire that burned on the south coast of California in the winter of 2017.

I was evacuated for weeks and then returned to a studio unharmed but filled with ash. Fire Forest is about the complicated emotional terrain the fire left for me in its aftermath - a need to slow down, experience awe, and look long into the future as climate events unfold on a geologic scale.

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