’For you were made from dust, and to dust you shall return.’ - Genesis 3:19
Phoenix is a machine which perpetually draws & erases itsef. It stemmed from a minimum:maximum project where I was finding neutral states between the poles of objects where I focussed on a pencil with a rubber on the end. This object both creates and destroys itself.
This leads to the bigger idea of creation and death, the circle of life, a perpetual cycle where things are constantly moving but never really changing, just circulations of matter in the universe.