This infographic describes how different species of plants have evolved to survive in wildfire-prone California. The design features six different plants with unique evolutionary adaptations to fire. Because this project was intended for the general public, I decided to illustrate each plant in a more abstract style by sculpting each plant from watercolor paper and setting them on fire.
The photos of me working were taken by Clayton Cotterell for Wired Magazine.
After videotaping the burning process, I edited the film in Photoshop to create a looping animation. The final GIFs are composed of flames from many different stages of the film, pieced together and color-corrected to appear as if all of the paper pieces were burning at the same time.