|Dimensions||82.6 × 27.9 × 48.3 cm / 32.5 x 11 x 19 inch|
Bella — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and consists of a limited edition of 60 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture Bella impresses with it’s Half life-size height. Bella is available in Michael Parkes “Custom Patina” and the “Blue 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 Bella: “The large panther was originally part of a life size sculpture from the idea of the stone lithograph, The Letter. But the cat took on a life of her own as she sat in the corner of the studio while I worked on the angel figure. While still in clay, people entering the studio, would go directly to her, pat her head, and tell her how beautiful she was…. hence her name, Bella. She is both protector and companion to the angel. And on her own she represents those qualities to everyone who sees her. My original choice for her color in the big sculpture was dark blue and that is why we also have Bella Blue.”
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