Drunkwort & Phosphorous

A series of 6 collages made in 2019 using vintage cigarette wrappers and matchbook covers, glued on black paper textured in a manner similar to the striker paper on matchbooks. (Drunkwort is an old timey word for tobacco; red phosphorous an ingredient in matches.) I wasn’t necessarily conscious of the connection at the time, but while making these the news was (and still is, and will be from here on out) filled with reports of enormous fires and conflagrations sweeping across the planet.