Mixed media drawing
Mike Stewart is a Seoul-based artist who works in various mediums. He is the owner/director of Jankura Artspace and co-director of Art Network Korea.
For the Phoenix Rising Project, the piece was created from life, capturing poses quickly as Jen rose from a crouched position into the graceful bird in poses of between 2 and five minutes each. This piece is connected to a series of similar works entitled “the dragon series.”
I’ve loved working with Mike over the last year and this was a really fun piece to create. Moving through positions, from crouched up to standing as he worked to capture the rise of the phoenix, was really interesting and not knowing what the piece looked like was really excited. In fact, I didn’t know what the final piece looked like until the day of the exhibition.