Artist Norma I. Quintana's solo exhibition Forage from Fire documents the remains of her home and studio destroyed by the Atlas Fire in Napa, California in October 2017. On October 8, 2017, the Atlas Peak wildfire descended upon Quintana's neighborhood. Within hours Quintana's home and studio were destroyed. Using her IphoneX, she photographed and chronicled the blackened and burnt objects - some barely recognizable - to create a new series Forage From Fire.
Last October, a series of 250 wildfires ravaged Northern California, destroying more than 245,000 acres. Photographer Norma I. Quintana’s home and studio—and surrounding community—were destroyed by the Atlas Peak Fire, near Napa. After the smoke cleared, Quintana went to work salvaging remnants from the ashes for artworks marking the crisis.