"Phoenix Rising" details: colored pencil, pastel and ink on 9x12" toned Strathmore paper, 30 hours total work time. Prints come on superior 80lb cardstock with minimum gloss and delivered to you in flat document mailers. Shipping is FREE within the U.S. 


What this piece represents: As I began this drawing in March 2018, I felt inspired to create something that symbolized my rebirth through years of childhood abuse and trauma. It represents letting go of the past and allowing myself to be transformed and given a new life to lead that is far brighter than before. 


The phoenix is a mythological bird that recycles its own life. When it perceives its impending death, the phoenix ignites itself into a magnificent fire. In time, it reemerges from its own ashes – reborn, renewed, and very much alive. Much like the phoenix, we have the ability to renew ourselves and come through the other side of the ashes--very much alive indeed. 

Phoenix Rising