“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.