Improbable transformation

Greeting Cards

J. M. Golding

San Francisco, United States

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Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"


  • Custom printed for pretty much every special thing there is
  • Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
  • Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
  • Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting

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Artist's Description

One autumn, fire ravaged over 3,000 acres of mountain wilderness in northern California. Seemingly against all odds, the following spring brought rare wildflowers to the area. Known as “fire followers,” these flowers only grow in the aftermath of an exceptionally hot fire, occurring perhaps once or twice in a person’s lifetime. Where there had been desolation, there was now hope and joy – mirrored in this unique, if ephemeral beauty that could only come into existence because of destruction.

I made this photograph in the burn area during the second spring, as I returned to witness the landscape continuing to recover, and the wildflowers return. Tarweed glows a vibrant orange as a charred oak tree stands in the background, the joy and destruction together.

I made this photograph on cross-processed, long-expired color slide film, using a zone plate camera. This is similar to a pinhole camera except that instead of being a point, the aperture is a series of concentric rings, creating the blurred appearance in the image.

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