Field Burning I

Field Burning I.
Beeswax, ash, cinnamon, and hyssop
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by Christopher Brown, 2016

 

I made this when I lived in Tunica, MS.  The farmers regularly burned their fields in the winter, a practice established to help assist the decomposition of fodder, and purportedly to help provide nutrition for the spring planting.  I interpreted this in an allegorical sense to be the way that God occasionally works in His providence.  He does a very hard thing in the life of His people, sometimes as harsh as burning, in order to enable us to have something better at a later point.

 

Beeswax: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeswax
Ash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_ash
Cinnamon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon
Hyssop: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyssopus_officinalis

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Dimensions 10 × 8 × .0625 in

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