Fire is the light, heat or smoke produced when something burns. Fire also refers to the feeling of passionate emotion or enthusiasm that a person exhibits and which drives him towards something tangible and worthwhile. Fire can be extremely dangerous and causes wholesale destruction of life and property.
Fire art is a piece of art that uses active flames as an essential part of the piece. The piece may either use flame effects as part of a sculpture, or be a choreographed performance of fire effects as the piece burns; the latter being almost a type of performance art.
Fire can be a compelling medium for artists and viewers. It has a direct effect on its surroundings, consuming materials and giving heat and light. It is constantly moving and can appear to be alive. There is also the inherent perceived danger of fire.
Human beings have always been mesmerized by flames and fire for hundreds of years. Fire can help us keep on warm and allows us to cook – but it also has very critical powers. Maybe this different duality is one of the reasons why we are so fascinated with fire and flames: it’s attractive and terrifying at the same time. Here are some inspiring works of art aspect fire or flames.