The inspiration for this piece is a little hard to explain. In my mind there is an echo of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” but also a phrase from Aberjhani’s “River of Winged Dreams”

“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of unforgiving nightmare to the jewelled vision of a life starting anew.”

As I worked I was struck by the way that flame shapes so easily translated into feathers

Pheonix front view
Side view