$13,151.29 – $27,398.52 (incl. VAT)
|Dimensions||43.2 × 20.3 × 15.2 cm / 17 x 8 x 6 inch|
Kissing — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and is available in two sizes. The Small edition consists of a limited edition of 24 pieces, the Large Edition 12 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture of Kissing 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 Kissing: “While visiting a museum as an art student, I turned the corner into a room that had only one sculpture at its center. It was Constantin Brancusi’s ‘The Kiss’. Love can be a very complex and confusing experience, and yet, Brancusi summed up the utter joy and simplicity of it all in his whimsical abstract sculpture. In my interpretation, I wanted to capture something similar…the simplicity of delight caught within the complexity of love. – Michael Parkes”
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