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Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:28

Haunting Images of Cars Caught in the CA Wildfires

Haunting Images of Cars Caught in the CA Wildfires Scott Maddern

In October of 2017, wildfires ripped through Northern California, destroying everything in its path with 8,900 structures destroyed, 44 deaths and more than $3 billion in losses.

 

More than 100,000 people were displaced from their homes, and countless numbers of people have lost absolutely everything.

 

When the fires and smoke eventually cleared, they revealed a cemetery of a wide range of vehicles across the land. Art Out of Ashes felt one way they could communicate the people’s losses was through photographs of these vehicles. While the collective of these vehicles represents the loss felt by all those affected by the fires, each unique vehicle represents how each individual's losses are different. Art Out of Ashes has captured the souls of these vehicles through the incredible lens of talented photographer Scott Maddern and has turned the photos into artwork for you to help raise money for the victims still struggling.

 

You can support the victims of the wildfires by purchasing tickets to the Art Out of Ashes dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Francis Winery & Vineyard, purchasing their photos or purchasing their photobook. They are looking for several volunteers who share their passion of helping the victims of the fires. They are also seeking donations to extend the fundraising efforts beyond the artwork. If you can donate or want to get involved, please contact them.

 

The proceeds will go to benefit the victims of the fires through their partnership with the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to address the mid-to-long-term needs of those impacted by these devastating fires.

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