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destroying over 10,000 structures in what was at the time the worst fire disaster in California history.
Although Adam Shaw’s home and studio in the Sonoma Valley were miraculously
spared, many of his neighbors lost everything. The artist was displaced for two months after which time he returned home to undertake a new body of work
which was his response to the catastrophe and a first-hand awareness of the reality of climate change.
This volume documents the work which rose from the ashes. It is comprised of
the installation, “Beauty Born in Flames,” at the Museum of Sonoma County, and
supplemented by 16 additional pieces which were made concurrently.
Tanya Knoop, born in Mallorca and raised in San Francisco, is a third-generation photographer and has been taking and developing pictures for decades. Her photographic work extends from portraiture and fine-art nudes to landscape and true representation of artwork. Her current passion is making provocative still-life images inspired by renaissance painters.