"Illuminate" is the theme for a challenge group that I belong to, consisting of 10 artists that work in various media. The previous theme had been "element" but time got away from me before I was able to explore that challenge theme. "THE FIRE WITHIN", my submission for the "illuminate" challenge addresses both themes. The element of fire is so essential to life on this earth. From the fire comes a light that can illuminate the world, removing darkness and fear.