Resurréctiō by HeatherOwen

“From the ashes of fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadow shall spring…”

Inspired by the words of J.R.R. Tolkien the art is intended to symbolize the strength each of us has within to endure and defeat experiences of life which bring us to that place of questioning everything we think we believe. Our beliefs aren’t really ours until we’ve been through such places and come out of them still believeing. Strength does not develop without conflict and it’s the greatest conflicts we face which hold the greatest potential power to propell us into places and gifts we’d otherwise might never have imagined to be possible.


  • Nikki Trexel
    Nikki Trexelabout 7 years ago

    awesome! looks like smoke, water, and a long grey beard :)

  • HeatherOwen
    HeatherOwenabout 7 years ago

    Wow – Thanks very much!

  • Maxhamish
    Maxhamishabout 7 years ago

    Wow, this is wonderful, I love the ghost like quality this image has. Nice work….

  • Thank you, Max! So many things came together to bring this one into being. In fact, I’d have to say were it not for the ‘ghosts’ of some past experiences, this piece of art couldn’t have come out of me – it took the ghosts to form it, as it were. I’m very touched it’s bringing something special to others, as well. Again, thank you.

    – HeatherOwen

  • HeatherOwen
    HeatherOwenabout 7 years ago

    Thanks very much!

  • Vasile Stan
    Vasile Stanabout 7 years ago

    I’m so inspired by your words of wisdom and the way you depicted that vision.
    I believe you’ve been around a few times on this earth and “traveled” some places where very few dare and have the stamina to go.

  • Thank you for the compliment. It’s lovely of you to say so. I’d like to think of myself as an ‘old soul,’ but I keep discovering so much more to be learned it seems the more I realize how little I already knew and how much more there is to understand and discover. People are like endless worlds within worlds to me. We each have our own universes we embody and I love that art allows us to better see through one another’s eyes of experience. This specific artwork sort of created itself, in all honesty. I was just following a flow of creative energy and, when it was complete, it let me know. As I sat pondering what it might be about, the words just came to me. Pieces born like this are usually the ones which bring me the greatest joy because I believe I share the credit with something greater than myself which is also teaching me as it works through me. I only hope I can create more gifts that offer as much, if not more for anyone who’d be inspired by it. I’m very honored by your comments. Again, thank you very much.

    – HeatherOwen

  • Mundy Hackett
    Mundy Hackettabout 7 years ago

    Fanciful work Heather

  • Thanks so much for your compliment!. It’s much appreciated :)

    – HeatherOwen

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.