Phoenix El Sereno. Paper Sculpture by Jeff Nishinaka.
The Telegraph has posted a new gallery here of paper sculptures by Japanese artist Jeff Nishinaka, including this Phoenix. There are more pictures of his work here. The mythical firebird of course is associated with immortality, rebirth, regeneration. It lives for 500 or 1,000 years, then builds a nest made of cinnamon and myrrh that burns while the bird sings a dying song, and a new bird is born from the ashes. The ancient symbol derived from Indian mythology that migrated north and west; there are versions of the Phoenix in the legends of China, India, Persia, the Philippines, Russia and Hungary.
Go to Symbols of Immortality 2: The Blood Countess.