Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Wildwood Phoenix

The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, are pleased to announce the completion of a successful residency in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 7-9, 2016. Their recent installation of five monumental  Avian Avatars in Manhattan attracted the attention of Marcy Brenner who serves on the committee of Art in the Wild. She invited The Myth Makers to jury this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at Wildwood Park, give a public talk, and create a monumental site specific work.

With only two days to build the sculpture, The Myth Makers asked for help. The volunteers at  Wildwood Park gathered over 150 ash saplings for the project. Dodson & Moerlein proposed to build a phoenix. This mythological bird is the most beautiful bird of the forest because its plumage is composed of one feather from each of the other birds. After a sunny first day, it snowed overnight...

Luckily the volunteers came to the rescue one more time. They helped The Myth Makers gather, sort and hang plastic bags of every color onto the sculpture in the freezing, wet, cold weather. It was an inspiring community event that gave meaning to the legend of the phoenix by adding renewed energy to Art in the Wild.

By noon on the second day, The Myth Makers had completed the Wildwood Phoenix. Now they invite the public to take part in their photo contest, "Capture the Myth! A Digital Photo Contest of the Wildwood Phoenix

April 10, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Share your best digital image of the Wildwood Phoenix with your friends, fans of Wildwood, and the Myth Makers, Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein. A Grand Prize of a $50 gift certificate to Passage to India will be awarded to the best image as selected by the Myth Makers!