The Firebird by A. Laura Brody. 2014. Reused textiles and beads. 40" x 36" x 36". Modeled by Drew Nachreiner and photo by Stephanie Shanks.
The Firebird by A. Laura Brody. 2014. Reused textiles and beads. 40" x 36" x 36". Displayed on the wheelchair base for "Nebula Enthroned". Photo by A. Laura Brody.
The Firebird is a wheelchair seat cover inspired by Marc Chagall's designs for the ballet of the same name. It was originally created for the Summerset Festival of the Arts as part of an arts event including staple draping and repurposed designs and was modeled by Drew Nachreiner. The Firebird is now dancing its way across the East Coast with Abilities Dance Boston. This piece was built from repurposed and donated fabrics left over from children's television shows and fashion events.