Phoenix - 30x40 on gallery wrapped canvas , mixed media , gold leaf. Bright red Afro made of crystals, rhinestones, red cowrie shells, glitter and an assortment of buttons. Background made of gold leaf, fine and chunky glitter. The painting is coated with a high gloss/resin. This piece was inspired by the sun- the most powerful and largest source of life. Her dark skin absorbs the sun and the red hair and background symbolizes her bright light. She is the creator, the mother of humanity, she is a black women.