Bird of Paradise

  • 34″H x 13″W x 11″D
  • Bronze
  • Full size and Maquette Editions
Bird of Paradise by Ellen Tykeson
BIRD OF PARADISE was inspired by the myth of the Phoenix, where a young creature rises anew from the death pyre of its predecessor. This timeless story of continuity and transformation infuses the ancient with the dynamism and vigor of youth.

In the Russian version of legend, the Firebird, the figure of a young woman melds with that of a bird. The smoldering logs and obscuring smoke both define her origins and lifting her skyward. BIRD OF PARADISE also reflects the circle of life and the journey of the human spirit; our striving, our sacrifice, and our eventual release.