Printed in December, 1997, this small edition of tiled woodcuts was produced for Christmas gifts that year. The muddy colors and swirly patterns remind me of the smell of leaves burning in our gutter each fall, a practice now long abandoned (and illegal). These were printed from a set of one-inch birch plywood tiles with a semi-circle cut from one side (I made two blocks at a time, fixing them in a small jig and cutting the semi-circles with a hole-cutter mounted in my drill press). The tiles were arranged in symmetrical patterns and held in a frame for printing with Japanese technique, brushed up with water colors and printed using a baren. After each print run, I rearranged the tiles into a different symmetrical pattern (4×4 repeat) and printed again.