This past summer was one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in Colorado history. It cost six lives and destroyed over 600 homes. It also took over 5,000 firefighters to contain, many of them from volunteer fire companies that were pushed to their brink.
Back in August, The Art to Ashes Project was formed by artist Lori Joseph and photographer Tim O’Hara as a fundraising idea to benefit the Poudre Canyon Volunteer Fire Protection District. The idea was ingenious. Take charcoal that was left in the wake of the devastating wildfires, and send them to artists around the country to create art out of them, whether in the form of sketches, sculptures, paintings, or however else the artists found to express themselves.
Hundreds of artists answered the call, and charcoal was sent to them. Starting from tomorrow (October 7) and lasting for a week, the works of art will be up for auction at Bidding for Good.