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I feel the word is HOPE rising from the ashes. This is the first canvas I painted for 2020. Began before “City on Fire” and finished after, it is a partner to the story. It is the sequel to Australia’s bushfire crisis.

Bursting from the flames, regenerated, reborn: the life cycle begins again. At times we feel beyond the ability to recover, but the human spirit finds a way. There is always a new day rising. The ancient mythical phoenix symbolizes the innate nature of humanity to rise above diversity. Hope is our most valued treasure.

Size: 140cm x 77cm
Medium: Atelier and Matisse acrylics on professional canvas
Painted: 13/1/20 & 23/1/20 at Creative Hearts Art gallery, Australia Fair, Gold Coast Queensland.

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