The Phoenix series was conceived from the legend of the mythological bird that rises from its own ashes to renewed youth and life. The composition embraces elements, such as, triangles that visually connect to images of the trinity, of circles that have no beginning or end, referencing eternality, and unglazed areas that take on the appearance of flower petals pierced with reeds holding clay spheres, indicative of living codes. For me, the Raku Phoenix series speaks to the continued cycle of life.