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|Dimensions||41.9 × 22.9 × 26.7 cm / 16.5 x 9 x 10.5 inch|
Lion’s Return — is a sculpture of the American artist Michael Parkes and consists of a limited edition of 250 pieces. This beautiful bronze sculpture Lion’s Return 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 Lion’s Return: “My painting ‘The Last Lion’ spoke of the end of lions on earth with his devastated deva waiting at his side until the end. But here in ‘The Lion’s Return’ works, there is hope. The Lion will return. He will not go so easily and will fight for existence. Maybe he feels how mankind is slowly starting to realize how we must fight for our animal brothers. And in a way, I guess we are the animals keepers, their capable of deciding which species lives and which ones die. And so he roars, confirming his strength and determination to return and continue life on earth.”
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