Over the next few days, North Texas will be celebrating the Fourth of July with more than 30 different firework displays. That means there’ll be close to one million rockets, fountains and other pyrotechnics professionally set off in the region’s skies. Art&Seek wanted to know if there was more to the world of fireworks than simply lighting a fuse and we found that it’s an art.
Randy Beckham has been working in pyrotechnics for 38 years, but his interest in lighting up the night sky began as a teenager. In his youth, he would put on small firework shows for friends and family members. But he almost didn’t enter the industry because he pursued a career in media. Luckily, his entrepreneurial spirit told him to follow a different path toward entertainment.
This will be his final year in the industry. He’s retiring in September.