Bradney Evans

Phoenix (2011)

folded 8 x 8 inches, sheet of magicians’ flash paper*,
6 x 2 x 2 inches, unique edition of 5
* Extremely fast‐burning, chemically treated paper that produces no smoke and leaves no ash

Price: $75

Bradney Evans

Phoenix , 2011
by Bradney Evans


The old headstone engraver
breaks for lunch
in the middle of a
surname, sits
at a long red light,
sways in a heatstroke,
and suffers amnesia

From a location
where its column white
body can’t be seen
the shattering bulb
couldn’t be heard
against the crowbar
in the cloudless night
and having only caught
one rotation
from that location
the lighthouse vanished
or so it seemed

Artist Bio

Bradney Evans received his M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. He lives and works in Los Angeles.