This body of work is serotinous. It’s been activated by my experience with wildfire, and in the process of opening up, has revealed my family’s relationship with fire and storytelling, in many ways mirroring Oregon’s troubled history with fire. This show considers what loss looks like by examining cultural practices of mourning and grieving, the emotional weight of objects that make up our life, and the pressure point between forest lifecycles and the permanence of homes. This has been applied to the work by referencing matrilineal storytelling and practices of preservation. The work centers the lived accounts of the women in my family who opt to share their stories of fire.