Four burnt trees, laid like shadows from the bases of four living trees.
A porcupine’s quills
Viewed from above, a burnt forest resembles quills on the back of a porcupine—spikes denuded of foliage, casting long shadows. Four burnt trees will lay flat like shadows at the bases of four living maples. 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.