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|Dimensions||43.2 × 20.3 × 15.2 cm / 17 x 8 x 6 inch|
Dark Unicorn — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and based is on his painting Dark Unicorn. This sculpture consists of a exclusive limited edition of 24 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture Dark Unicorn impresses with it’s One Third life-size. Dark Unicorn is available in Michael Parkes “Custom 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 Dark Unicorn: “From all the ancient books, he was only mentioned once. When the sins and sorrows of mankind became so great all the unicorns were taken from the earth because their purity could not stand the descent into chaos. Only one remained. He believed if he stayed he could help humanity absorb the pain around them. His pure white color slowly turned to black as he absorbed the sorrows of mankind. Even a comforting angel could not convince him to leave. The Dark Unicorn remains.”
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Dragon HeartMichael Parkes20.3 × 15.2 × 18 cm / 7 x 6 x 8 inchPrice on Request
Mermaid Dreaming (sculpture)Michael Parkes58.4 × 40.6 × 30.5 cm / 23 x 16 x 12 inchPrice on Request
Pale SwanMichael Parkes43.2 × 15.2 × 20.3 cm / 17 x 6 x 8 inchPrice on Request
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