Entry Title: " Ode to the Phoenix"
Emily Parkinson
, Cambridge , United States
Category: Sculpture, Non-Professional/Student

Entry Description:

This sculpture is a ten-foot tall creature inspired by the question: is a phoenix merely a human creation or has it taken on a life of its own apart from its creator? Because a phoenix is an
uncertain mix of many animal forms depending on its cultural origin and is depicted in an array of mediums, I examined this dilemma by drawing from many contrasting sourcesâart history, live
animals, written recordsâand created juxtapositions between these materials and forms in my piece. My work is an ode to this incredible being that universally embodies rebirth, immortality,
and renewal.

About the Artist: