De-Limbed

Suze Woolf painting

Painting Details

Watercolor on torn paper
52 x 26.5
 
I have realized that it is the fire-scarring, the chunks of carbonized wood structure, that, for me, are the visual essence of forest fire impact. This tree is very near Rainbow Bridge, on the Stehekin-side of the North Cascades National Park. The char reflects the brilliant blue sky of that day.