The last of the Tar Phoenix creatures is now complete. I feel that I can now let the idea lay dormant in the ashes until inspiration kindles the flame once more. This lone phoenix took on the character of a small falcon, with its short, sharp bill designed for tearing flesh from bone. With a wingspan of 11 inches, he is the smallest bird of the series. The final two did not wish to be separated. They seem to be locked in an eternal dance as they soar in tandem, a study in shadow and light.