?Two clay heads nestle cheek to cheek, hidden inside a tall outdoor wood-fired kiln that has burned since dawn. In the darkness of night, the sides of the kiln are lowered, like petals on a tulip, revealing a glowing red-hot 8-foot sculpture, flames licking at its base and shooting out of perforations in the form. Soon the kiln sides will close again, letting the artwork cool slowly before taking its place among the sculptures of TurnPark Art Space.

?Earth & Sky,? a rare fire sculpture by world-renowned Estonian/Ukrainian American artist Sergei Isupov??

Sergei Isupov, ?Fire Sculpture? Guildagergaard, July 2017. photo courtesy of Pricilla Mouritzen