About 10 or so minutes into this study, the wind shifted and the brisk backing fire pictured here became a fast moving flame front, consuming my vantage point among the wiregrass and pine straw only minutes after the last brushstroke.
Part of my first experience painting prescribed fire. 2 days spent with TNC and GA DNR fire crews restoring the longleaf-wiregrass community at Moody Forest. Painted on location.
January 28 - May 8, 2011
May 28 - Aug 14, 2011
Morris Museum of Art
Isle of Hope, Georgia
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2011 exhibition at the Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia. With essays by Philip Juras, Dorinda Dallmeyer, Holly Koons McCullough – poem by Janisse Ray – foreword by Steven High. Winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award (Specialty Book Category) from the Georgia Writers Association, 2012. Published by Telfair Books, 2011. Second printing (paperback) published by the University of Georgia Press, 2015.