Charcoal encompasses the memory of its previous life, the tree it was.
Now in the studio, it has a new, second life as someone will use it.
This was my grandmother’s thread box. Now it is a compartment for natural and factory made charcoal sticks.
I collect fire-camp leftovers and add them to this collection.
The Spirit of Matter PDF, by Orbach and Galkin, contains a chapter on charcoal as well as 17 other studio materials.