Coal Burning, 2011

Artist book, with collagraphs, digital prints, and handcoloring, 9 in x 6 in closed.

This unique artist's book is part of a series of musings on the origins of fossil fuels. Coal is the remains of the first trees to evolve on the planet, during the Pennsylvanian epoch, trees such as Wattieza and Archaeopteris, giant fern-trees that over time were transformed into coal we use today. I see these ideas as further evidence of our symbiotic relationship with plants, that the fuels that power our civilization and technology are based in the carbon remnants of these ancestor-trees.

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