Elena Pagel: “House of Fire”

Fire is an element of life, or an element of destruction.

Description: Huge electrical generating station (Turow, Poland) manufactures the energy  from the nearby daylight mine coal in Bogatynia.  Giant pipes elaborate smoke clouds on the background of my work. Side specific installation is created out of local clay and represents censers to burn the herbs from my motherland Altai (Russia). The action symbolizes the power of fire, as an element of cleaning and overwhelming power.