The Mystery is depicted here as a smoky color of indecision and urgency so the fire bird is dispatched to fly at the same time as the Thunderbird.
Mine always have balanced medicine since they have traveled their path with honor, dignity and a healthy dose of kindness.
I decided to make an early morning version of the same fire bird as it heads back to the roost for a nice rest, leaving a cool crisp morning sky behind.
The story from our grandfather or any elder in our clan was that the sky is set on fire by the fire bird, little brother of the thunder bird. The fire bird watches over the night.