This is a black and white print depicting a woman reaching up to the sky. Behind her are tall leaves. In front of her is a phoenix, fully extending its wings to line up with the woman's arms reaching upward. The piece is entitled "Phoenix Soul Rising," as indicated by the artist's signature, dating and writing on the bottom of the piece in pencil. The print is matted on a cream background, in a black wooden frame with silver dots embellishing the inside border of the frame. There is a hanging wire attached to the back.
This peice was donated by the Artisit, Evangelia Philippidis, and on display in the National Hellenic Museum in 2005. It was donated along with 4 other original peices.
Evangelia Philippidis was born and raised in Athens, Greece, until the age of 9, when she immigrated to the United States. As a child, she remembers running up the acropolis, and appreciating the artwork. She moved to a small town in Ohio, where she had a very different life. She found the most profound influence on her work in Meteroa, in Central Greece. Here, she encountered the iconic style of art.
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Print, circa 2000, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6369. Accessed 10/23/20.