The Secret of Phoenix

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Michele-lee Phelan

Phoenix is an elemental faery, a fae creature born of her own ashes. She is immortal, yet dies a cyclic death after the passing of one year and one day. She is tied to the lifespan of the phoenix moth who after their mating and laying of their eggs turn to fiery raindrops falling from the sky in their tens of thousands. When they die so does she. Phoenix is consumed by flame and is not reborn again until the hatching of the new Phoenix catepillars. Her death lasts but a few weeks, and leaves her refreshed and invigorated, but Phoenix is forced to keep her death and rebirth a secret from all for if her ashes are disturbed before the new moths are hatched she will not be reborn and she and the moths will be no more. Their shared beauty will fade to but a memory. Media: Watercolour, coloured pencils, and ink Original Size: 16.75"x11.75" Prints available from

Published More than a year ago

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