The world we live in is full of beauty but also tragedy, like what you see when viewing this piece. I had read a story that a Monarch butterfly will die if taken out of the chrysalis too soon. God knew how long it needed to stay protected until their wings were strong enough to fly.
This piece is about the fiery trials we often face and how when we rise up out of them, we can be stronger. The flames are trying to destroy the Monarch but it triumphantly escapes the fire.