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the world's wild fires

The world is on fire from Siberia to Australia, from the Pennine moors in Yorkshire to California. We are told the weather is one thing, the climate another, whatever, something is happening. It appears that the world is burning in what seems to be unprecedented ways. Hemingway has been drawn to this sight like a moth to a flame, except he is at a distance. In some ways he believes this makes painting the fires rich in his imagination. "The idea of a thing", he says, "is often more real than the thing itself". He has discovered through this series, a new surface to work on and not surprisingly another new medium. These paintings are made with ink.

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