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FUME calls attention to fire as a balancing force between decay and growth. Human activity has significantly tipped the balance, leading to destabilized forest conditions that have caused heightened unpredictability and spreading volatility. Fire has historically played a part in stewarding our forests by clearing woody debris that fuels megafires and promoting new growth. The pine cone, common to the Pacific Northwest’s coniferous forests, is activated by fire, causing it to open and release its seeds. FUME uses its form to highlight fire’s role in creating a healthy balance in our forests while also representative of increasing global imbalance between seasonal weather patterns, human activity, and ecosystem health.