The Bennu is an ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth. It may have been the inspiration for the phoenix in Greek mythology.
When I began planning out this series of work, I let my imagination wander around the Archetypal Realm, and see which god forms decided to speak up. The Bennu/Phoenix was one that came through pretty strongly. Sometimes you have to burn the old ways of thinking to make way for the new.
Ink, Gold Acrylic, Oil, and Sign Painter’s Enamel on Panel
9″ H x 7″ W (unframed)
12.625″ H x 10.625 W (framed)
Dan’s influences include world mythologies, occult sciences, and alternative states of consciousness. His signature elements – beautifully rendered forms, archetypal symbolism, Alien Deco designs, meticulously crafted panels and constructs – bridge the past and future, magic and technology.
He currently lives and works out of the Pacific Northwest