This is a rubber band ball that was several years in the making made from the rubber bands the post office would use for our mail. The wildfires in California got me thinking about this photo because when we moved to LA in 2003 the ball came with us and over the course of our two years there it was so very dry that it lost all of it's moisture and shriveled up. I sometimes feel a little conflicted when I see the images of wildfires as they are incredibly destrucive and reprenstative of somebody's tragedy - but they are also beautiul and entrancing as fire so often is. I imagine many people feel this way.