41″X43″ Wood & copper on/over acrylic on canvas pannels
The inspiration for this piece is that of the classic tale of the phoenix rising from the ashes. The majestic Phoenix’s body is hand crafted out of basswood (a hardwood traditionally used by carvers for its uniform grain and relative softness), then artfully coated in a liquid copper paint. The wings and tail are crafted out of individual pieces of copper screen and wire, making up each feather. This particular piece took me three and a half months to complete.
Currently available for viewing and purchase @ Da Vinci Artists Gallery.