McLennan Lake Summer 2022
The McLennan Lake area was burned in the Gray Fire (all provincial forest fires are given a name) of 2021. Canvases were placed in the burnt forest June 17, 2022 and collected on October 6, 2022. The raw canvas was stretched over a birch panel and burnt logs were placed on the canvas in a random arrangement or in some design. Half of the canvases had a shelter (plywood on legs) placed overtop the canvas to exclude the natural elements. Trailcams were set up to take a photo every hour of the installation for the approximately 5 month period that the canvases were laying on the burnt forest floor. Images and short videos of the installation are shown below.
Usually around 5000 images were collected from the trailcams and then put into a movie format - videos were compressed into a longer and shorter version and are presented here. In the upper left corner you can see the date and time and upper right the air temperature.