Joy Campbell, ‘Life After The Burn’, 2015, ViVO Contemporary
Joy Campbell, ‘Life After The Burn’, 2015, ViVO Contemporary
Joy Campbell, ‘Life After The Burn’, 2015, ViVO Contemporary
Joy Campbell, ‘Life After The Burn’, 2015, ViVO Contemporary

While working on the tree, Life After The Burn, artist Joy Campbell thought about the forest fires in New Mexico. She thought that while it is always sad to lose the vegetation, in a few short years the Aspens come to life and replace the devastation left by the fires. The leaves on this original art piece are mostly dark in color representing scorched leaves, but on closer observation, one can see one or two yellow leaves shining through. There is always life after a forest fire. The trunk of the tree is drilled from the yellow pages of a discarded phone book. The leaves are cut from pages of a discarded National Geographic Magazine. The old book that is used as the base for the tree is a discard from a friend.

Signature: signature on back

About Joy Campbell

American, Raton, NM, United States, based in Santa Fe, NM, United States