At the Lost & Found art receptions this summer, Ethan Niven revealed his Phoenix that he painted on a king size bed sheet in response to the Angora Fire last year.
Ethan and his family live in the area, but their house was spared.
As a way for him to cope and to give his neighbors hope, he created the Phoenix which he draped outside their house.
This photo was taken inside the Blue Angel Cafe where Ethan shared his story about being on a hike with his younger brother when the fire broke, and the myriad of emotions his family and his Angora family are still dealing with today.
Ethan just graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School and is a visual and performing artist. And an amazing person.
A Phoenix is a mythical bird that symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death. It is synonymous with rebirth or recovery, especially after calamity.
Keep checking the Tahoe: Lost & Found section of this website for more ways to help. Thank you.
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♥ South Lake Tahoe Lodging Association
♥ Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic
♥ Tahoe Regional Planning Agency