Firefighter – Abstract Sketchbook

This piece is being used on the back of a book as a background for text etc. about the journey of a forest firefighter in the USA. I have been thinking about them a lot lately and the work they do. It never started that way, but this is how it ended up. Sometimes that is the most enjoyable part of the journey. You pick a direction… and wow… there you are. There is text running in the upper right about the death of a forest firefighter, but it is so abstracted it has become illegible. Not a problem. The point is made. I used elements from newspaper scans, burned out wooden walls… and a famous image of a man who died in the line of duty.