artwork by

CHRISTINE NGUYEN

copyright 2009

Fire Station 132, Santa Clarita, CA
L.A Arts Commission Civic Art program
Water Sun Fire (2012)

Water Sun Fire is a series of 25 cyanotype (sun print) artworks that features recognizable and abstracted objects that are familiar to firefighters. With the help of firefighters from Battalion 6 Headquarters at Fire Station 126 in Santa Clarita, artist Christine Nguyen collected an assortment of materials from both inside and outside the station, ranging from equipment to vegetation around the station. Firefighters also contributed a series of knots from their daily work, which included the Slip Knot, Overhand Knot, Overhand Follow Through (water knot), Bowline, Figure 8, Figure 8 Bend and Figure 8 Follow Through.

  

72" x 72" - 12- 24"x18", archival inkjet prints from cyanotypes (2012)

   23.5 x 17.75", archival inkjet prints from cyanotypes (2012)    multiple 11 x14", rope, archival inkjet prints from spray paint on cyanotypes (2012)    multiple 11 x14", rope, archival inkjet prints from spray paint on cyanotypes (2012)    multiple 11 x14", rope, archival inkjet prints from spray paint on cyanotypes (2012)    Cyanotypes and knots made with the help of firefighters from Fire Station 126