Thursday, May 07, 2009

New Work ~ The Burn ~ Opens Tomorrow

The Burn series evolved from my ongoing interest in life cycles. For the past two years I have accompanied restoration ecologists on their prescribed burns in nature preserves and prairies. These controlled burns imitate naturally occurring fires by removing accumulated dead vegetation and releasing seeds from dormancy. By opening the woodlands to more sunlight, the fires prepare the soil for new spring growth, and the cycle of renewal continues.

Wall Space Gallery
358 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario

I will also have images from last years burn in addition to some of my Pool chiffon images in the exhibition. I will post installation images as I receive them.

If you don't happen to be in Ottawa this weekend for the opening, a piece from the collection will be auctioned off at the Evanston Art Center Annual Fundraiser on May 16.


Katie said...

Amazing images.

Anonymous said...

Jane - I am absolutely blown away by the beauty of these images. Fire has always fascinated me and at the same time frightened me to death - especialy wildfires. I once was enclosed by wildfires in Kroatia during a holiday. It was a nightmare I never want to exerience again.
Nevertheless I also appreciate the beauty of this natural force...
Best wishes for your exhibition!
Greetings from Munich, Petra