|A white axolotl|
I have an affection for salamanders in general, they are mythical
Then there's the mythical fire salamander. Widely believed to have been born from fire it appears in mythology from across the world. It appears in right through classical and medieval mythology, Pliny the elder and Aristotle both talk about it. Small but mighty, a little fiery creature of great usefulness in making potions, toxic and magical.
My axolotl is a cryptoaxolotl, I exaggerated those beautiful frondy fins and gave it those native american eyes. It is the print that has gone through the most alterations, it's always difficult to pay tribute to an animal and plant which mean so much to you.