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Michael Parkes

Dimensions43.2 × 20.3 × 15.2 cm / 17 x 8 x 6 inch





Custom Patina

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Michael Parkes Signing at Re-Art,Fine Art Printing

Descending — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and is available in two sizes. The Half Life Size consists of a limited edition of 60 pieces. The One Quarter Size a limited edition of 48 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture Descending impresses with it’s Half life-size. Descending 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 Descending: “A note from Michael Parkes—She is descending into the chaos of a planet in the process of creating enough stability to support life. She brings an indispensable gift to this new beginning beauty. She is the Deva of Roses.”

A purchase of a Michael Parkes sculpture is always a stable investment. It is an asset to any art collection.

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