A Phoenix is a mythical bird that lived for 500 years, consumed itself by fire and then arose from the ashes. I don't pretend that this sculpture does anything quite so dramatic but it does remind me of both flight and fire. The patterning wheels are also similar to ones I used in a 1989 sculpture called Dragon so there's even a bit of rebirth to complete the naming.
10-27-2009 David Pruessner "I purchased a Phoenix sculpture to dress up the boring reception area of my Dallas law firm. Everyone on the floor loves it! It was easy to put up, and works great. Thanks David"