Novie Trump
Temple of the Phoenix
Ceramic, Paper, Steel, Paint
6' x 6' x 7'
The installation piece, Temple of the Phoenix, is meant to evoke a sacred place of ritual. A ring of pillars inspired by ancient temples and burned trees encircles a nest of blackened bones, which holds a luminous ivory egg. A fierce bird perched on one of the pillars watches over the egg, which waits to be born. In this piece, iconic images of death are deliberately juxtaposed with images of birth to convey the inevitable balance of nature.

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