Paul Landacre

Death of a Forest II

ca. 1940
Wood engraving
7.9 x 6
UAMA Collection: Anonymous Gift
Theme: Resilience

For more than a month, the Bighorn fire ranged in the Santa Catalina mountains. Many were both awestruck by the fire’s beauty as it burned against the dark night sky, and horrified by the rapidity of its destruction. Landacre’s “Death of a Forest II” offers these same dualities of feelings—it is a striking yet foreboding image.