Nothing pleases me more than the opportunity to bring ancient art to life again in skin. These birds are from a fresco in Akrotiri, Santorini, known as the Minoan Pompeii. A Bronze Age civilization on the island then called Thera was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption in 1600BC, and some speculation says that this was the origin of the Atlantis story. They lived in beautiful homes with walls covered with fabulous decorations, and a room painted with spring lilies and birds has been carefully preserved in the National Archeological Museum. These birds fly again on a shapely leg.