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Fire Painting Artist Burns His Art

Artist Pete Kephart likes to burn his art. "My mom always said, ‘Don't play with fire,'" Kaphart says, and then laughs. "I never learned."   For the past 12 years at his home in the mountains of Levels, West Virginia, Kephart has been a fire painter, using fire, water, earth, wind and paint to create abstract images on paper with a feeling of motion and excitement. He begins by building a huge bonfire. When it burns to cinders, Kephart places a...

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