Artist: Kirk D.
Artist Bio: Kirk is 11 years old and has been creating art in many forms for several years.
Description: The phoenix represents Kirk’s attempts to constantly recreate himself in the face of
adversity. The name Spitfire alludes to the spirit of determination and perseverance to
overcome any challenge.
The phoenix represents the fresh start that comes after a bad episode or mental break that comes with challenges of ASD. It is Kirk’s expression of hope that even in the worst of times new and better things can be created. This piece is mixed media using acrylic paint, modelling paste, gold mica flake medium and cobalt cinder medium.