Lost in flames
Local couple on vacation when fire consumes home, artwork
Artist fire 1
The blackened square on the right wall outlines where one of Don
Baker’s pieces of art hung. Now, crews work to salvage what they
can and remove destroyed materials.
Artist fire 2
Don Baker, a Northwest artist, and his wife, Annemie, were on a
vacation in Canada when their house and dozens of Don’s works of
art using rust impressions were destroyed in a fire. Fortunately,
this piece depicting a Volkswagen and some others were spared.
Artist fire 3
Don and Annemie Baker walk through what is left of their house
in the wake of a fire that destroyed almost everything they
Artist fire 4
Don Baker is working to restore some of his works of art that
were blackened by smoke damage, like this one of a bicycle.
Artist fire 5
Don Baker demonstrates how he places metal objects on a canvas
and then treats it with water and time to leave behind a rusted
impression on the canvas.
Artist fire 6
Don Baker stands in the room where his house fire started.