Architects of Smoke | 2022

Artist: Adam Patrick Daniel Hutsell
Medium: 120 film
Dimensions: 20 x 20 inches

“In San Diego County, the Kumeyaah have been experimenting with fire to bring back valuable plant species and watershed health. For similar reasons, but on a larger scale, the Karuk and Hoopa are among the communities living in the Cascades and coastal ranges that have ignited controlled (or prescribed) fires to regain cultural resources. In the Sierras, the North Fork Mono have been especially active in returning what Ron Goode, its chairman, describes as “good fire” to the foothills. ‘This is old land,’ Goode notes. ‘It’s been in use for thousands and thousands of years. And so what we’re doing out here is restoring life.'” — Char Miller, Forecast Journal Issue 9 Image features performance by Daron Bell & Jessie Lee Thorne.

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