Phoenix Descending (call of the wild), 2012
oil on canvas, stretcher, mixed media
240 x 500 x 30 cm
Sculpture closely based on the structure of painting. A flat construction of canvas and stretchers make up a being between bird and human. Title refers the myth of the phoenix that is reborn from its own ashes every 400 years. This piece, however, depicts the descending phoenix, just in advance of its self-destruction.