When wildfire sweeps across a landscape, it transforms its trees into altered fragments. Flames, wind, and precipitation reshape these black remnants into miniature sculptures. The many pores in charcoal allow air to diffuse into the soil to stimulate root growth. They also act as tiny storage containers of water and nutrients for plants. Porous and brittle, these pieces of carbon help to regenerate the forest. A donation from the sale of these drawings will be made to the Colorado State Forest Service to help protect and restore our wildlife habitats.
Having earned her Bachelor of Science in geology and fine art at Skidmore College, Anna Kaye draws inspiration from her science background. In addition to studying geology, she continued her education at Yale's prestigious Norfolk program and earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Anna Kaye's artwork is a part of international and national collections. She is currently a Professor of Drawing at Metro State University and is represented by Sandra Phillips Gallery.