(Cotuit, Massachusetts) The Cahoon Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the debut of Phoenix by artist Robin Tost as part of the museum’s Streetside Series. The Phoenix was the third in a series of quilted birds for The Mount. The Mount is Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, MA that has a sculpture walk each season curated by an organization called SculptureNOW. It stands 10’ tall and is made from metals found in dumps and automotive junkyards. The wings were made from leftovers from commercial signage. Robin Tost has always liked mythology, and in creating this piece, liked the idea of rising from one's destruction. It also allowed her to use a new palette of colors. The idea for her signature style began during a biking trip across Vermont though a region devastated by factory closings. She noticed women selling quilts to supplement their family income and was inspired to create sculpture transforming old, hard recycled metal into a form associated with fiber work. Influenced by traditional quilt patterns, Tost cuts the metal, punches it with a drill press, and sews the pieces together with wire. A full show of Robin’s work at the Cahoon Museum will open on October 5, 2022. For more details, please visit www.cahoonmuseum.org. The Streetside Series is made possible with funding from the Mass Cultural Council and Mid-Cape Cultural Council.