Alexandria Mooney Jones


Using only lit, burning fireworks, I begin each piece as part artist, part mad scientist.  Fireworks as a medium are volatile and unpredictable.  All techniques and processes are self-discovered.  My first layer is the least controllable of my techniques.  Reacting to that layer, I make decisions about composition, selecting areas to mask or burn.  I am attempting to control the uncontrollable. My work is at the mercy of explosives and fire. Fireworks, as a medium, create a tension that pits celebration against trauma.  And in the strongest pieces, neither gives way to the other.

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