Brenda Cirioni creates collage, landscape paintings on wood panels with acrylic paint, ink, bits of painted paper and debris. These differing materials create a story on the surface, in addition to the many stories and mysteries encumbered beneath the layers. Viewing Cirioni’s barn paintings leaves me with a tug of incertitude–how can I perceive something so tragic as beautiful and breathtaking? Some structures stand tall despite the lick of flames barking up their sides, while others are swallowed whole by the raging fire. Perhaps this is the exact emotion she is trying to convey. Cirioni wants us to see both the destruction and the regeneration, a celebration of nature’s insurmountable capabilities that will forever trump those of our own.