A fire sculpture of a Phoenix by artists Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein was set alight on the confluence at the Steeple Street Bridge at 9:15pm during Waterfire Providence on Saturday August 14th. The artists built a 20 ft sapling structure, wrapped it with straw, soaked it in mineral oil and set it on fire. By synthesizing the elements of the natural world and a mythical creature, the artists' piece surged up from the earth in flame.
Phoenix, 17 ft wide, fire sculpture, 2010 at Waterfire, Providence, Rhode Island
Update: Watch the video by Robert Jean of the Fire sculpture from Providence, RI Waterfire, August 14, 2010