by Elaine Weiner-Reed

Phoenix Rising - Sculpture Series

We rise, tired, and sometimes broken, and only by sheer will, right ourselves, even as it feels like our legs are made of stone and our heart is broken or missing… At such times, only our spirit keeps us among the living. But we walk on. We cast shadows, leave traces… We are survivors, we are the Phoenix Rising.

Plaster, Wire, Wire Mesh, Cloth, Spackling, Paper Mache, Cement, Shells

18W x 38H x 14D inches


Elaine Weiner-Reed's "Masks and Mirrors: An Exploration of Identity" Solo Exhibition Series explores identity in all its facets, phases, trials, and tribulations. From one's first glimpse of self in the mirror to survival across time thanks to defense mechanisms with which we arm ourselves, this exhibition and series honors the journey, celebrates humanity, unravels relationships, and contemplates the Legacy of a life well-lived. Everyday heroes walk with and among us. Their lives inspire!

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