The noise of fireworks might freak me out each & every year, but oh, I do love the sight. When the sky drips with gold, my heart flutters, and the world is a bit more magical. In keeping with my philosophy of Seasonal (Not Holiday) Decoration, I've rounded up my favorite works of art featuring fireworks..
1. I've loved Rachell Sumpter's art ever since I saw her show at Giant Robot in San Francisco years ago, and am thrilled whenever she makes prints of her amazing paintings. Her Grande Finale is available through 20x200, but sadly, there are only two large ($2400) prints remaining.
2. & 3. Sure, Rosemarie Fiore's paintings evoke fireworks, but the coolest thing is that she paints with fireworks. Oddity Central has some amazing photos of her in action- so tough!
4. Jim Flora was an artist who specialized in album covers and children's books, and he made this Ferris Wheel Fireworks illustration for the book The Day The Cow Sneezed. Now it is available as a very limited edition print.
5. I love this Bombs Bursting In Air photo by Stoopidgerl because it reminds me not just of fireworks, but of jellyfish and phosphorescent sea creatures and maybe even lightning bugs.
6. After all that hoopla, Gold Teeth Brooklyn's Fireworks card seems so calm and quiet- like silent fireworks. Maybe someday...
(All images as credited above)