Ahde Lahti (BSDes 1965, MFA1968)
My father (Professor Aarre K. Lahti, U of M) described Grandfather's (John Lahti) house painted interiors using Burning Birch Bark to do marbling on walls. I thought I should try it, but no Birch Bark in Ojai, so switched over to the welding tanks. The Actylene torch has one problem which is that it is released under pressure, whereas bark just wafts up in lazy curves, oh well. Experiments in painting.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.