Firefish was inspired by my dream of a fish that lives in the waters of the ocean, but whose body is composed completely of fire. The Firefish is agile, graceful, and inextinguishable. Whether jumping above the waves or swimming deep below the surface, the flames of the Firefish burn with a bright intensity. I like the idea of the Firefish, the idea of being inextinguishable, no matter what surrounds you.
Firefish was commissioned by Justin Alexander.
Firefish is also the title track of my CD Firefish: Music of Blake Tyson. Beth Post created this beautiful painting for the cover of the CD.