Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Phoenix

The mythic Phoenix is a wonderful symbol of self renewal.

There is ever only one Phoenix.  It leads a singular existence.  After living a long life, five hundred years, sustaining itself by eating frankincense and fragrant gums, it builds a funeral pyre  and self incinerates.

The story of the Phoenix, it's long life, death in cleansing fire and rebirth from the ashes, appears in many cultures.
Perhaps because it affirms a circular story of the individual soul’s regeneration.

At left is my Rust Print “Phoenix” to be exhibited during the upcoming Vashon Studio Tour.  It is 30 x 20 in. and mounted to wood panel.


“Let me not wander in a barren dream, But when I am consumed in the fire, Give me new Phoenix wings to fly at my desire.”
John Keats




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