Light My Fire

Cody Jonaitis's avatar Cody Jonaitis

'Light My Fire' is a multimedia piece consisting of matches glued to a masonite and wood frame. The subject of this work is the late Jim Morrison and is based on an original photograph taken by Joel Brodsky in 1967. The piece itself is about 3ft x 4ft with a grid of 16 x 20 squares (336 total). Each square consists of about 20 strike on box kitchen matches burned to specific lengths. The alternating horizontal and vertical squares come together to create the final silhouette style image. This piece took upwards of 60 hours to complete and is currently on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art as a part of the 'Expressions' show where it has recieved a curator's choice blue ribbon award.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2.5 in
  • Medium: Matches, Fire
  • Width: 3ft
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 4ft