Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment
In honor of Earth Week and in support of the Sustainability Symposium the Muscarelle is pleased to present this image by acclaimed multimedia artist Jeff Frost.
A real-time moment of the fast-moving Lake Fire of 2015 is captured in this photograph. Seeing the fire from a perspective of both distance and elevation, the viewer is offered the opportunity to reflect on the power, majesty, and devastation of this event during the California wildfire season. The Lake Fire, one of many, has consumed more than 31,000 acres of land, displacing 100s of residents, and destroying numerous structures in the Los Angeles National Forest.
Frost’s work focuses on issues of climate change and its connection to the proliferation of wildfire which he argues is “the single most important issue for our species.”
See the trailer from Frost’s time-lapse film California on Fire here.