Saren Dobkins "The Phoenix is Alarmed"


During her painting career which spans over 30 years, Saren has been committed to exploring an oeuvre that explores human dilemmas, interactions and desires. She has traveled extensively all her life, having lived in Zambia, Scotland, Israel and Australia which has given her an open, curious and empathetic perspective that is reflected in her work.

The Phoenix is Alarmed Oil on canvas, 91 x 91cm An allegory about the state of play now. When the bird that rises from the ashes, the phoenix, is alarmed, we should be too. Is this the canary of our times? I ask. This is a poetic vision, a play on words, an imaginative scene, both minimalist and graphic. A phoenix is an ancient mythological creature but it represents transformation, rebirth, and resilience. With fires this hot, she serves as both a warning and a cry when the heat is too hot, even for her.

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