Fireweather is a collaborative installation by husband and wife team, Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward Wasson along with their good friend Jaime Chandler. The artists will be creating their inter-dimensional portal to join our world with the Land of Crystal Burn. Fireweather is an exploration of both wonder and temporal permanence, constructing a visible reminder that everything that has ever been or will ever be is present, it just happens to be at a different time. This exhibition is a continuation of Camp Dreamtree, commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for the Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library, summer of 2014.
Roy Wasson Valle comes from two different places. Born and raised in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Roy spent his summers in Yarnell, Arizona and eventually moved to Prescott, AZ at the age of 11. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in sculpture.
Koryn Woodward Wasson is a Phoenix native and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Arizona State University with an emphasis in printmaking. She has been teaching painting, drawing, and printmaking at the Metropolitan Arts Institute for the last 8 years.
Jaime Chandler has lived and worked in Tucson for the past 20 years, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.
This exhibition is supported by the Dr. Joseph F Gross Endowment, Lionel Rombach Endowment, and the University of Arizona School of Art.