Drawing After the Fire by Lawrie  Dignan

After the Fire

 14" x 11"   1999  pen & ink on paper 
( private collection )

The image is based on the 1998 Shuswap Wildfire which is noted to have destroyed 20 homes and 15 barns in the Silver Creek area just south of Salmon Arm B.C. The resulting devastation also produced Canada's largest civil evacuation up to that date, when the 5,000-hectare forest fire forced the removal of 7,000 residents of Salmon Arm as the flames from that fire were being blown toward the town.