|Henrique Oliveira. Dead Fire (detail). Burned plywood. 2012|
Out of the fire the wood escapes, scorched but not consumed. Coiling and twisting like a nest of massive snakes, of blind basilisks. Rejecting its fate. Rebellious.
|Henrique Oliveira. Dead Fire.|
|Henrique Oliveira. Dead Fire (detail).|
While a few years earlier, a fireplace leaks a dark puddle (blue sky reflecting on the surface of the deep). Flames quenched.
Out of the fire, water.
|Kate MccGwire. Slick. Mixed media with magpie feathers. 2010|
See more about Kate MccGwire in the following posts: holy waters; collecting as art practice; and the luminescence of the night sky.