Peeled and Peeling is a Suze Woolf watercolor painting

Painting Details

Watercolor on 140 lb Arches archival paper
22 x 30 unframed
$1150 with frame
Painted after hiking at Harts Pass, North Cascades, Washington. This even-aged stand of young trees was burned in the Needle Creek fire a year before I saw them; their bark was in various stages of peeling off. The long straight verticals of their trunks contrasted with thousands of drooping white branches.

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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