We’re not sure of the environmental merit of continually setting fire to a house, but it does make for some pretty striking images. These particular shots are from the aptly-named series “Burning House” by Chicago photographer Carrie Schneider, who spent the best part of two years constructing a series of identical houses on a small island in the middle of a Wisconsin lake, then setting fire to them in the name of art. The result is a series of striking images — despite the destruction that’s being depicted, there’s something almost meditative about the images, perhaps because the setting is so beautiful. Check out some of Schneider’s work after the jump, and be sure to check out her website for more. [Spotted via My Modern Met.]
Photo credit: Carrie Schneider. Image courtesy of the artist.