The Phoenix

March 25, 2011

One of my childhood dreams was to transform into a cartoon and live in a paper world of fantasy.

After seeing me spin fire, my Italian friend, Valentina Murphy,  made my dream come true with these lovely illustrations.

I just love it when people inspire each other through different means of creative expression.

Not only did Valentina turned me into a cartoon, she turned me into a Phoenix, a mythical sacred firebird, which was believed to reproduce itself from its own ashes and thus has always been a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal. Classical myths have always been one of my ongoing interests and sources of inspiration, so seeing her work left a very big smile on my face.

More lovely illustrations are on Valentina’s blog.

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