As fires burn fiercely and unapologetically through the Methow Valley and other precious pockets of Eastern Washington, I stand witness as family and friends lose homes and are forced to flee. Even those with homes that have been protected or that rest safely beyond the fire's reach watch with sadness as their beloved landscape becomes a charred, smoky skeleton of what it was mere days ago.
Over the last few days I have found myself thinking a lot about the unbelievable and surprising ways in which we are connected to one another. The devastating losses continue to be punctuated with tangible proof of community, support, and care among friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and strangers.
In person, over the phone, via Facebook or email, these connections seem to have been brought into sharp focus during this time of loss, displacement, and chaos.
These prints were created with all of this in mind, and will be for sale (soon!) as a fundraiser for families who have experienced loss as a result of the fires. Please let me know if you're interested in supporting a fundraising effort by purchasing a print - I'll be sure to keep you posted!