Nations Creations is an excited to partner with the BC Economic Development Association in a project to raise fund for communities that were effected by the fires of 2017. Four of our Artists have created unique designs that you can purchase on Prints, clothing and other items with Net proceeds all going to a fund for the effected communities.
My inspiration for this design is a phoenix rising from the ashes. The dots are the ashes leading to the tree line, as the phoenix rises from the ashes, lifted and surrounded by helping hands in support of all those affected by the wildfires.
I made the shape to represent a water drop, inside the drop is a forest fire with a haze of smoke in a valley. In every forest fire any day of rain is a blessing. Here the cloud is showing its emotions to the fire and devastation and crying tears of rain that will help put the fires out. During the fires the homes and lives are affected of the living creatures of the forest but with time new growth will return to allow life to return and flourish.
The design is titled “rebirth”. The pinecone sprouts are activated by flames. The flames redefine the forest, burning it down while starting pinecones. Rerouting streams and rivers. The forest land animals, salmon, and eagle are represented by the flames. Inside the eagle is salmon, inside, inside salmon is eagle.
Inspired by the community in which I was born and raised; the small town of Lillooet, BC, which has been devastated by wildfires for years. Many of my Friends and Family members have spent countless hours helping put these fires out while putting their own lives at risk. I created this piece with the message that when we work together we can help rebuild communities and through the ashes of the devastation, new growth will emerge.