Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WaterFire Providence Aug. 14

We have been practicing and experimenting for months. This fire sculpture will be our first of many. Be there -- IF YOU DARE!

A fire sculpture of a Phoenix by artists Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein will be set alight on the confluence at the Steeple Street Bridge at 9:15pm during Waterfire Providence on Saturday August 14th, weather permitting. Rain date: August 28th. The artists will build a 12ftx12ftx12 sapling structure, wrap it with straw, soak it in mineral oil and set it on fire.

The collaboration between Moerlein and Dodson is born from a love of the wild. Moerlein takes inspiration from events in the natural world that leave visual marks which strike a narrative chord in the artist. Dodson takes inspiration from the mysterious nature of animals that spark her imagination. Together these artists seek to create a piece that will surge up from the earth and burst into flame as if it was a creation of nature.

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