Living with Fire by Eleanor Lutz

For plant species native to California, forest fires are an expected part of the natural environment. Many of these species have unique adaptations to withstand fire - and some even depend on fire to survive.

To make this infographic I made each plant out of white watercolor paper and set it on fire. By incorporating real flames I wanted to emphasize the important role of fire in the life cycle of these plants. I edited the videos in Photoshop to turn each burning sculpture into a GIF.