60 x 48"
Golden Fire was exhibited in 2007 in Chelsea, New York City. It is in the background of Ibarra&Fujimura: Live Painting in New York. Greg Wolfe wrote:
That the culminating work to this sequence should be a monumental piece entitled “Golden Fire” has a sort of epic inevitability about it. Gold is the quintessential element we think of as requiring the refiner’s fire. It is a heavy substance that somehow lifts into what the writer Milan Kundera has called “the unbearable lightness of being.” This element, found deep within the earth and created thought he turbulent processes of change, becomes something that symbolizes the eternal and unchanging. Gold is the possession of kings, and yet we often speak of the common person as having a heart full of it.
Mineral Pigments on Kumohada
89 x 66"
Gold, Platinum Powder on Senju Paper
48 x 60"
In 2006, Fujimura was awarded International Studio and Curatorial Program Residency. This work was painted live as part of collaboration with Susie Ibarra and documented by Plywood Film's Live Painting in New York: Fujimura and Ibarra.