Inspired in no small part by his own granddaughter and
daughter. Mackenzie wanted to create a piece which
requires little explanation…
This sculpture is a heart bursting celebration of innocence and
love.Take a minute or two and bask in the joy radiating from this
little Sweetheart.More than thirty years ago Mackenzie created his f irst
‘big headed’ child to symbolise his belief that we should strive
to keep our heads as open as we can.They remind us that all children are born innocent without
prejudice or guile, their heads full of boundless potential.
‘Let’s keep our heads as big as we can,
let’s embrace every wonderful experience
this precious world of us has to offer’
Discover the exquisite beauty of “Sweetheart,” a masterfully crafted sculpture in bronze by renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe. With a width of 9.5″, height of 25″, and depth of 5.5″, this timeless piece elegantly encapsulates the depths of familial love.
The centerpiece of the sculpture is a radiant, oversized red heart, held aloft by a delicate and graceful figure. This heart symbolizes the overwhelming love, passion, and warmth that often resides within familial bonds, and its scale is a testament to the weight and importance of these emotions.
The figure, capturing the innocence and strength of youth, is meticulously detailed in bronze. It stands on tiptoe, effortlessly holding the heart above, embodying the spirit of support and unwavering love. Every curve and contour of the sculpture is a testament to Thorpe’s unparalleled skill and artistry.
Drawing inspiration from his beloved daughters and granddaughters, Mackenzie Thorpe has transformed personal sentiments into a universal representation of love and devotion. Whether it’s the bond between parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, or any cherished relationship, “Sweetheart” serves as a poignant reminder of the connections that anchor us.
Set upon a sturdy black base, this limited-edition piece (Edition Size: 35) would make a prized addition to any art collection or serve as the perfect gift for a loved one. Celebrate the bonds that tie us together with “Sweetheart,” a masterpiece of emotion and artistry.
Thorpe likes to work in bronze because it allows him to play with making soft and delicate forms in a hard metal medium. The strong material also allows for the child to be wearing a metaphorical suit of armor at a time in his life where he may be particularly vulnerable. His heart is protected as long as he is able to continue to give his love freely and abundantly.
This piece by internationally renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe is available for sale at the Marcus Ashley Gallery in Lake Tahoe. Since 2004, Marcus Ashley Gallery has been an integral part of the South Lake Tahoe community. From lively art shows to one-on-one consulting appointments, the team loves to share their passion for art. They pride themselves on providing an exciting and unique experience both in the gallery and online. They welcome you to visit and share your love of art with them, explore the great wilderness of the Sierras, and find yourself at a home away from home.