Scorched earth, in nature, is a means of fighting fire with fire. By literally scorching an area of earth with fire, there is far less fuel for the fire to burn. It is also a military strategy that targets and destroys anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. This series grew out of previous works which dealt with the violence that was so prevalent in 2016. I consider Scorched Earth as an answer to the ugliness. Once the world, as it is, has burned away, a new one will grow in its wake. I question what that new world will look like in my most recent paintings, drawings, sculpture and video.