The Phoenix has always represented a transformation or a new chapter in my life.
I painted this in January when I was facing the transition from feeling rejected and afraid to slowing learning to balance on my own legs; not quite ready to walk at that point. I felt paralysed and scared to breathe or even make a simple decision like what to eat for dinner. I felt pressured by my past self who was always decisive and lost all hope of regaining what I had lost. I was so very broken. So, I decided to paint this, figuratively burn myself and rise from the ashes of my past, born anew. Shortly after, I started pole training and I am an entirely different person now.