The story of the firebird reflects the tenacity and resilience of human nature. Our capacity to recover after loss and create life once more; where the redemptive quality of creativity stands in contrast to humanity’s destructive tendencies.
In this installation, a rising phoenix is drawn on five sheets of cellophane. The suspended sheets are Illuminated from the floor, and a projection of the image rises 25 feet high on the walls of the gallery. The piece is accompanied by a recording of Stravinsky’s “Firebird”.
app. 5’ x 8’
painted image on acetate, acrylic, light projection
“There was a gentle current of air which swayed the cellophane slightly, giving the effect of the bird’s wings moving.”