A note from Michael Parkes—The Little Angel was my first sculpture that I made in 1991. She was just 18″ tall. I wanted to give the feeling of her looking down from a great height. So I put her on a tall pedestal of marble. At best it was a difficult illusion to create in such a small piece. Now that we have the three quarter life size of her, the illusion is perfect. She can look down protectively on all of us.