Phoenix came about through a number of changes in design for another piece. Originally, she was slated to be the winged figure "Victory". Up until that time, I had a working maquette of "Victory" as a winged woman with a tattered gown, barely able to stand and lifting her hand up at the end of battle. The more I played with this idea, the more Phoenix emerged. The wings became unnecessary, her dress became shorter and more windswept, she no longer looked tired; rather she was revitalized and embolden. The tatters also transformed into embers, reminiscent of the fire and ash she was born out of. Phoenix emerged, herself reborn. That is precisely the meaning behind this piece as well as the original greek myth it borrows from: to rise from the ashes. Yet, in so many ways this idea is the foundation for God's redemptive power and I hope this piece has captured it - to be made "New" through God's grace.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Phoenix : Dimensions (40"H x 29"W x 16"D) : price $3400 USD
Material - Forton MG (fortified plaster) and bronze powder paint