Phoenix Wings

  • Interactive,Outdoor Sculpture

Phoenix Wings

  • Interactive,Outdoor Sculpture

The phoenix is a mythical bird that lives for 500 years and is reborn from the ashes of its own self-immolation it is a universal symbol of renewal and in several cultures is an allegory of immortality. These wooden phoenix wings use the technique of “forced perspective,” which uses optical illusions to make objects look closer, farther, or a different size than they really are. The set was commissioned by the owners of Colonial Tavern.

CS Stanley is a multimedia artist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He works to bridge the gap between popular culture and traditional fine art through his vivid and often surreal works. Stanley is heavily influenced by urban art, pop art and graffiti culture, and his work often reflects this aesthetic.