Rising Phoenix - 11x14 inch mixed media neuro art piece
The Rising Phoenix is a symbol of rebirth and transformation. A friend of mine who is a neuroscientist gave me the idea for this imagery as it relates to brain injury and illness and the way that we can learn to experience life quite differently when our brains think and process information differently. I ran with the imagery and this particular work of art was born.
I started with a fabric collage made of scraps of collected and vintage fabrics, added trim and embroidery and then hand embroidered the rising phoenix using a variety of thread.
You can learn more about my process in my blogpost here. See the last photo for what it looks like about mid-way through the project. I took this one on the road and it helped me transition from 2018 to 2019 with joy and optimism.