• June 23, 2009
  • Posted by Marc

Shit We’re Diggin’:  Rosemarie Fiore’s Firework Drawings




Rosemarie Fiore’s firework drawings are created by containing and controlling firework explosions. She explains:

“I bomb blank sheets of paper with different fireworks including color smoke bombs, jumping jacks, monster balls, fountains, magic whips, spinning carnations, ground blooms, rings of fire, and lasers. As I work, I create imagery by controlling the chaotic nature of the explosions in upside-down containers.  When the paper becomes saturated in color, dark and burned, I take it back to my studio and collage blank paper circles onto the image to establish new planes and open up the composition. I then continue to bomb the pieces.  These actions are repeated a number of times. The final works contain many layers of collaged explosions and are thick and heavy.”

We love ‘em.  You can see more photos and work here.