The title for this sculptural combination of glass, steel, and light is a dual reflection of place and time. It reflects the rich tradition of burning the Kansas prairie to rejuvenate and “revive” an important Midwestern ecosystem. It also directly connects to the notion of revivals that brought large groups of people together to reconnect and renew to each other and their large community. I find that symbolic connection between the rebirth of the regional prairie and the Salina Bicentennial arena for the local community. The people that enter the arena can have a magically abstracted experience of the blazing prairie through the illumination of this colored-glass-filled series of jagged steel panels. Although this “wall of fire” is static, in nature, it is imbued with a warmth and energy that seems catalytic and kinetic in nature.
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