Many Fires Burning

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Many Fires Burning
47 in
26 in
(119 cm x 66 cm)
Photo Credit
Ken Sanville
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'Many Fires Burning' can be seen as an aerial map showing multiple fires of different sizes. Each fire season, a map of this sort is shown to news outlets. I tried to capture the color, heat, smoke, and charcoal created by fire. But this piece can also be a metaphor for political hot spots all over the world, where demonstrations often take place against government policies and/or leadership.
Linen, cotton, embroidery floss
Painted, hand appliquéd, quilted

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