Art inspired by the Renaissance, Celtic knots, fantasy art, and storybooks. I create traditional paintings, digital art and photograph knights, fair maidens, fairies, bagpipers, flowers and a few meadows too.
This piece was made in January of 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic and firebirds seem like an apt symbol for this period of history. The forest fires have raged in the west, the pandemic has raged through the population, people are losing their jobs, and we feel a need to move on.
That's where the firebird comes in. In mythology, the firebird represents a type of transformation and healing. The firebird burns itself up every decade or so (it has longevity, so it can afford to do that), and then rises from the ashes to fly again. It is also rumored to have wisdom and healing power, especially if you get a glimpse of its jewel-like eye, or dream of it.
If we are going through a serious life-changing event, the firebird is rumored to be the best bird to heal us. The firebird doesn't just show itself to anyone.
- the fern: new life and new beginnings
- red roses: love, passion
- purple flowers: being treated like royalty, also refinement and grace
- swirls: reincarnation, cycles, enlightenment
January 23rd, 2021
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