The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 19, 2024

Controlled Burn, California

Controlled Burn, California

2015, printed 2020
(American, b. 1983)
Image: 76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.); Paper: 88.6 x 114.2 cm (34 7/8 x 44 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Forest services sometimes purposely set fires to maintain the health of a forest.


Lucas Foglia traveled the world for twelve years with the goal of “befriending and photographing people working toward a positive future” despite the threats posed by climate change. Controlled burns can rid the forest of debris that could feed a wildfire, return nutrients to enrich the soil and provide more sunlight and open space for young trees and plants, and trigger the next stage of reproduction for certain species.
  • 2020
    Lucas Foglia (the artist) [1983-], San Francisco, CA
    December 7, 2020
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Foglia, Lucas. Human Nature. 2017.
  • {{cite web|title=Controlled Burn, California|url=false|author=Lucas Foglia|year=2015, printed 2020|access-date=19 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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