In “Untitled (Disaster VII)” the variations of color are as subtle as paint: the remains of a building are illuminated by the afterglow of a forest fire, and the trees behind it are cast with a muted red hue. While a white flame continues to burn in the distance, the surviving structures are brought to the forefront. Each “Disaster” painting was one long, materialized contemp- lation about the inevitability of destruction. If the “Disaster” series started as a protest against the sensationalism of ruin—stitch by stitch—it became a tribute to the endless endurance of disaster. Although these landscapes are empty of people, they are meant to symbolize human resilience and unity.
Artificial Leather, Filler
353/8 × 15/8 × 251/4 IN