Photo of Suze Woolf painting Yodelin Burn Ten Years On
Painting Details

Watercolor on paper
15" x 11"
I painted this burned area more than ten years ago, also in winter (see "Yodelin Burn" below), and here's how it looks now. The burned bark has fallen off and the char faded.
Photo of Suze Woolf painting Yodelin Burn
Painting Details

Watercolor on gesso'd paper
15" x 11" (SOLD)

As the climate warms, forest fires are becoming more frequent and catastrophic in the western United States. My deep anxiety with the impacts of climate change on wilderness are emerging in this series. Burned-over areas of forest are riveting. Unfamiliar tree forms are newly exposed. Formerly hidden terrain features become visible. Normal greens, blues and browns are transformed. All the worst fires of the last fifty years have occured in the last five years.

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