Four burnt Douglas fir placed at the base of four living Londonplane trees.

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FUTURE SHADOWS

Viewed from above, a burnt forest resembles quills on the back of a porcupine—each tree a spike denuded of foliage and casting long shadows. Four burnt trees will lay flat like shadows at the bases of four living London Planetrees. A salient expression of the dangers our future may hold.

Positioned to the west of Ronald Bladen’s sculpture Black Lightning, this siting provides a reminder that the Jolly Mountain Fire’s genesis was a lightning strike.