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THE CAPTURED FIREWORK EXPLOSIONS BY ROSEMARIE FIORE

by Ariadna Zierold

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The works of Rosemarie Fiore, which feature circular pools of rich colors, make up a new series entitled ‘Eclipse’. Like planets orbiting silently, they cross each other’s paths and seem to vibrate on the paper.

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Fiore lives and works in the Bronx and has been using found machinery to create artwork since her residency at Skowhegan, completed after her years in graduate school. Her first experiments with fireworks began during a stint in Roswell, New Mexico, with an accident. “I was lighting off a smoke bomb and dropped it, and as it moved it left a blue dotted line,” she says.

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