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“Phoenix Rising” ~ Mythical Fire Horse

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“Phoenix Rising”

We are the phoenix of ancient times Sent to remind you of Nature’s Way To light inner fires with purpose Clearing the stagnant energies of the past

In a joyful uprising of rebellion We embrace renewal Through the burning away of what is not needed Providing fuel for positive change

~ Kim McElroy

The inspiration for this painting is one of the mysteries of my creative process.  I cannot pinpoint exactly how it evolved, but like fire, it took on a life of its own.  I remember doing a lot of research into wings and flight.  I was especially inspired when I saw a huge winged wire horse sculpture suspended over the escalators at the Louisville, Kentucky airport.

When I first showed the painting I was disappointed that some people perceived of the fiery element as destructive rather than passionate.  I have always been drawn to the mysterious and magical aspects of fire.  I am a fire sign of Leo, and I was born in 1966, the Chinese year of the Fire Horse which happens every 60 years.

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