THE DRAGONS

Something here to talk about the two types of dragons. What they do. Why. ALl that.

DRAGONS OF FIRE AND RAIN

Twin Tales of a Firebreak

Michael DesRosiers
2021
Mixed media on cradled MDF panel
20 x 16 in

Artist’s message:
Fire is both a beneficial and destructive force of nature. Twin Tales of a Firebreak explores this duality, and in so doing calls on us to do what we can to mitigate our interference with nature. Firefighters need our support as they fight dangerous wildfires exaggerated by the effects of climate change.

The Fighting for Survival: Flight or Fight

Kennia Reyes-Avila
2021
Markers on paper
15 x 11 in

Fuego y Agua

Payton Groves
2021
Color pencil on paper
8 x 10 in

Artist’s message:
I think you guys are super cool and brave for taking care of the fires. My dad also happens to be a fire fighter, too. Thank you so much for your service.

Shield among fire

Leon Valdivia
2021
Color pencil on paper
8 x 10 in

Artist’s message:
Thank you for your service.

DRAGONS OF FIRE

Magnus

Aria Luna (Grade 6)
2021
Color pencil on paper
9 x 12 in
22.9 x 30.5 cm

Meet Magnus, the fire-breathing dragon protecting the firefighters of California.

Prometheus

Kara Engracia
2021
Digital art
8 x 10

Artist’s message:
Thank you for your service. I admire the bravery you have and the hard work you put in. Keep on working hard! (But make sure you take some time for yourselves.)

Elia

William Harshaw
2021
Pencil on paper
8 x 10

Artist’s message:
Keep the light and you’ll succeed.

Fire Dragon

Avita Espinoza
2021
Alcohol markers on paper
8 x 10

Fu

Magdalene Xin Heng Lee (Hong Kong)
2021
Sculpture and mixed media
46cm x 35cm

Artist’s message:
We folks at home appreciate your continued efforts and feel safe because of all the work you’ve done for the community over the years! Thank you so much!

Smaug

Megan Feeney (United Kingdom)
2021
Digital art
[dimensions]

Draco

Lucy (New York)
2021
Oil on canvas panel
10 x 8 in

Artist’s message:
Thank you for your heroism and dedication. You do what not many would have the nerve to do and you continue to do so under the worst of conditions. You are awesome!!! My grandson’s favorite thing to do is pretend he is Sam the Fireman and rescue people.

DRAGONS OF RAIN

Murray

2021
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 12 in
40.6 x 30.5 cm

Murray is the Dragon of Rain.

Chrysocolla

Bird Watcher (US)
2021
Digital art (ibisPaintX)
768 x 1024 px

The holes in Chrysocolla’s wings represent evaporation and how the California heat is drying up our bodies of water. The water patterns on the wings represent the tranquil waters of the California lakes and rivers, and the white foam patterns represent the powerful sprays of water the firefighters use to put out wildfires. The gold eyes represent the yellow uniforms firefighters wear out in the field.

Artist’s message:
Thank you for all the hard work you do!

Aqua

Maia Bradshaw (US)
2021
Watercolor on paper
10 x 8 in

Artist’s message:
Thank you so much for protecting us all!

Pluviam

Sydney Newman (Boca Raton, Florida)
2021
Digital art (Adobe Photoshop)
8 x 10 in

The Sun Fall of Imagination

Alex Balli
2021
Digital art
8 x 10 in

Calypso

Brian Stanton
2018
Watercolor and mixed media on paper
16 x 20 in

This Dragon of Rain is named after the Green water nymph Calypso.

Artist’s message:
I was a wildland fire fighter as my son is now. We’re all part of a brotherhood forged by fire. Stay strong.

Trey

Party (Chandler, Arizona)
2021
Digital art (ibisPaint X on an iPhone XR)
[dimensions]

Artist’s message:
We can do this!

Scacy

Chelsey Aguinaga
2021
Color pencil on paper
8 x 10 in

Bloo

Kaden Sanchez
2021
Color pencil on paper
8 x 10 in