£35,726.27 (No VAT)
|Dimensions||137.2 × 53.3 × 55.9 cm / 54 x 21 x 22 inch|
Angel — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and consists of a limited edition of 24 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture Angel impresses with it’s tree quarter life-size height of 54″. Angel is available in Michael Parkes “Custom Patina” finish and the more traditional brown “Florentine Patina”.
The bronze sculptures of Michael Parkes are born in Florence where he collaborates with none other than Piero Bertelli who is one of the best professionals in this field in Italy. Michael Parkes uses the Lost Wax technique for creating models that are later cast in bronze. Instead of soft wax he uses hard wax so he can express the finest details. Which is visible in the wings of his angel sculptures for instance. His process always starts with sketching after which the model is made by hand. If the model is ready he creates a counter- mold which serves as the basis for the eventual bronze casting. The final bronze statue is refined and polished and fitted with various patinas which give it its color. Michael Parkes bronze sculptures are available in classic dark brown color called ” Patino Classico or Florentine Patina” or in the more colorful variant “Custom Patina”. With the more colorful patinas Parkes wants to show techniques that were used a lot in history but are not regularly seen anymore because they require tremendous skill and are very time consuming.
Michael Parkes says about Angel: “There had always been somewhere inside of me the need to make sculpture. I thought about it for years before I finally mustered up the courage to see if I really had the makings of a sculptor. So, on my 50th birthday, with no previous experience, I located a foundry in Florence, Italy and began work on my first models. I believe birthdays are for trying new and scary things, but I had no idea what a wonderful door this birthday would open. In the beginning I would create one or two sculptures a year because I still had other commitments, mainly to painting and stone lithography. However, when my work in stone lithography came to a conclusion several years ago, my interest immediately turned to sculpture with increased intensity. It is clear now that the women and creatures I have been painting and drawing through the years have just been waiting to come to life in 3D.”
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