From the collection “A View From the Gorge”. Art inspired by the Columbia Valley River Gorge.
Wildfires rage through the gorge yearly. Like angry tigers, hungrily devouring everything in the path. While most of us only see what is left behind once the smoldering ceases, there is a band of brave souls who specialize in tackling these tigers and taming them.
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
from The Tyger, by William Blake