Burnt Sabal

In my quest to cut out the interface between my brain, hands and the paper. Proposal: the smoking, hot cabbage palm would gesture draw & I would be the table!

Native Charcoal - Sabal palmetto is the state tree of Florida.

So out into the environment on a date with Mother Necessity. I hiked larger & larger sheets of pristine paper into the smoldering ashes of National Forest controlled burn areas and collided them with 20' tall living sticks of charcoal.

 
Hero Homage
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Burnt Sabal charcoal drawings 11, 12, 13
Burnt Sabal #11, 12, 13
Burnt Sabal 13 - Florida native charcoal and seed pod art
Burnt Sabal #13
seed pods on wire flutter in breeze
Burnt Sabal 9 action drawing
Burnt Sabal #9
Florida native charcoal action drawing
Florida native charcoal action drawing
Florida native charcoal action drawing
Florida native charcoal action drawing

 

A Furlong Of Line
A Furlong Of Line
set of 3: 8' tall; naturally drawn on hanging woven paper represents the trunks of the Sabal palms. Using both sides of the paper the length of the line literally equals 1/8 mile.

Bob Rauschenberg - Quarter Mile

window installation
Burnt Sabal 5 - Collection of Sharon Stone
Burnt Sabal #5
X - native Florida charcoal drawing framed in steel
Burnt Sabal "X"
O - native Florida charcoal drawing framed in steelBurnt Sabal "O"