PIECE PROFILES
IGNIS
(Fire)

(the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat)

 On one terrible night in the year the four sister sorceresses of the elements change their shape and come together to test their strength against each other. Aerius becomes Aura; Aequoreus becomes Aqua; Terrenus becomes Terra; Ignigena becomes Ignis. As four powerful dragons they face each other, and on such a night let all mortal creatures beware, for if their sport grows too hot they might shatter the very world with their gaming.

Ignigena when in dragon form streaks through the dark sky like a comet; equally at home in earth or air, the Fire sorceress glories in the power of her element. In a ferocious alliance with her sister Earth she can create devastating volcanoes with which to assault the domain of the Air sorceress, filling the sky with towering plumes of lava and thick smoke. Of course it is against the living things of the Earth that she can cause the greatest injury, for what can instil greater fear in mortal creatures than a raging forest fire or burning city?

In her robe of living flame Ignigena cuts a fearsome figure but it is as Ignis the Dragon of Fire that she is most spectacular, whether rising from the ceremonial brazier in all her infernal majesty or plummeting from the clouds amid dazzling spears of lightning, wings like burning scythes slicing through the dark skies. Little wonder the living creatures quake in their homes when the deadly sporting has begun. For no mortal eyes can bear the terrifying sight of the four great powers making war upon each other, each Sorceress of the Elements fiercely contesting the crown that she already claims as her own.

The above text is taken from the certificate that comes with the piece and was written by Andrew Bill

NUMBER

AB20015

NAME

IGNIS

TITLE

FIRE

SCULPTOR

ANDREW BILL

SIZE (H/W/D)

H - 27cm (10.5") / W - 15cm (5.9") / D - 12cm (4.7")

RELEASED

October 2005

RETIRED/SOLD OUT

Still in Production

LIMITED

2,000

NUMBER ACTUALLY MADE

-

GEM STONE

-

ORIGINAL SELLING PRICE (/$)

50.00 ($80.00)

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Original artwork of Ignis (then simply called "Fire") shown below was drawn by Andrew Bill and as such he owns the Copyright to this art - used with kind permission













  The first three pictures below were taken by me in May 2002 when the original wax sculpture languished in the fridge at Phil and Dea Hollands for months on end, the other three photos are official photos of the wax model


Wingless wax

The wings... if they look a bit dark... jusk ask Andrew Bill about them! he left them in the oven to cure for a little too long :) I suppose it's quite apt for the wings of Ignis (Fire) to be burnt :)

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