CouRage dragon-bird phoenix sculpture from re-purposed materials

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most of my trauma processing is done in creative ways. Mostly without speaking.

I made this dragon-bird phoenix with egg out of re-purposed materials. The only new item was a wooden egg for under $3. The bright colours were from cut up previous process art work, including the base. I purchased some items from an opportunity shop.

The sculpture is called CouRage. It is processing my story in metaphor. It is like a 3D-collage and a visual mind map without words. There is a lot of symbolism for me.

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