Artist creates phoenix sculpture with keys of burned Paradise homes


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LITTLE BITS OF MEMORIES. WE WANTED TO PUT IT LIKE ON A TWIG SO IT GOES HOME. IT’S GOES SO MUCH FURTHER THAN ART. IT’S A REPRESENTATION OF PEOPLE ARE THERAPISTS JESSIE. SIR IS OFFERING THE COMMUNITY THE KEYS TO A NEW BEGINNING THE BURNT KEYS LIE AT THE BASE BECAUSE I WANT US TO BREAK FORWARD FROM THAT AND 800-POUND SCULPTURE OF A PHOENIX CRAFTED FROM THOUSANDS OF KEYS KEYS TO HOMES THAT NO LONGER STAND BUSINESSES LOST AND DIARIES BURNED IN THE FLAMES ALL THE PERSONALIZED KEYS MAKING OUT SOME OF THE DETAILS TO TRY AND MAKE THIS. LOOK. JOYFUL AS MUCH AS I COULD EVEN THOUGH IT’S WRITTEN. SORROW WITHIN THE DISPLAY OF METAL MEMORIES ARE THE KEYS TO PARADISE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. WE LOST THAT SCHOOL, BUT I GET TO WORK WITH THOSE KIDS EVERY DAY AS AN ART THERAPIST. IT’S BEAUTIFUL UNVEILED AT THE BUTTE RESILIENCY CENTER IN PARADISE THIS MORNING MERCER SAYS HER YEAR-LONG PROJECT WAS PAVED WITH TRUST. I JUST FEEL REALLY PROUD OF EVERYONE FOR BEING SO VULNERABLE WITH ME AND SHOWING THE WORLD AND NATION THAT WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FINE AND THE FLAMES HAVE BEEN SQUELCHED FOR CLOSE TO A YEAR. NOW MERCER SAYS THERE ARE STILL REMINDERS ALL AROUND THERE’S SO MUCH DEPTH. TO EACH KEY AND ITS LEGACY GENERATIONALLY OR INDIVIDUALLY

Artist creates phoenix sculpture with keys of burned Paradise homes

A year after the Camp Fire burned through her neighborhood, an art therapist has unveiled a sculpture meant to bring hope to her community. Jessie Mercer built an 800-pound sculpture of a phoenix crafted from thousands of keys to places that were lost in the fire. Get the full story in the video above.

A year after the Camp Fire burned through her neighborhood, an art therapist has unveiled a sculpture meant to bring hope to her community.

Jessie Mercer built an 800-pound sculpture of a phoenix crafted from thousands of keys to places that were lost in the fire.

Get the full story in the video above.



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