The concept of destruction and rebirth brings hope of a new beginning from every ending. For humans, it is as applicable to the physiological as it is to the psychological; but also, to our environment. For this artwork, I was inspired by the cosmos, where destruction & rebirth are observed on a massive scale. The rising Phoenix depicts the clouds of gas sent into space after a supernova, where the elements will form new stars and planets, and eventually, new life.
Fountain favours abstraction for her artworks, as it provides freedom in creation, and subjectivity in interpretation. The artist believes that art is experience and practise that should be enjoyed by anyone, for everyone.