In the distance we hear an incredibly beautiful song.... But wait, it’s not a song but instead the cry of the Phoenix! With stunning plumage and an 1000 year life span, the Firebird, as she is sometimes known, is a very colorful mythical bird. In my painting she is alighting on a gorgeously tiled Persian dome. At the end of her days, the Phoenix’s nest of twigs ignites; whereupon both bird and nest burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes. From these ashes a new, young phoenix arises. Reborn!