Fire Follower

Today I worked on a special small painting, “Fire Follower”. I was inspired to answer the art call for @whatsnextforearth: The Human Predicament.

“Understanding the human predicament is essential if we want to prepare for a resilient future.”
I researched into the resulting effects of our devastating wildfires here in California, looking for something with resilience: and I discovered the Fire Poppy.

They belong to a group of plants known as the fire followers, using heat, smoke, and charred soil as signals to regerminate, proving that great destruction can give rise to something beautiful

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