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Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes viros refers to the latin adagio alluding to refining of character through difficult circumstances
Part of a series of works portraying unexpected catastrophes of substantial extent causing significant  damage, eventual loss, or permanent change through FIRE. 
These unforeseen events of great loss are changing the world we live in, affecting living organisms and our structure systems. As the perils we face are multiple, our wildlife and peoples’ future survival is at stake. 
Here, the lands and cities that have been swept by raging fires that took place in 2020. 
In these circumstances how can we step up to the challenge and take a proactive stance ? These works intend to awaken our capacity to respond effectively. Perhaps even create an awareness that can reach the younger generations through the form of an experiential installation and process (irons in the fire), to be continued. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
IGNUS AURUM PROBAT :
Series I of Natural Disasters,, gansei, pencils and  paint on paper, 6 x (14.8 x 21.0 cm)
Tropical Rainforest on Fire in Colombia
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Smoke Rises from an Illegally Lit Fire in the Amazonian Rainforest
Brazil, August 2020
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Fires in Brazil
Brazil, 2019
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Raging Fire in Tocantins State
August 2019
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Mystery Fire
Unknown place, 2020
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Wildfires in Colorado
Boulder, 2020