Customize the Patina to Complement Your Decor
With Angel Affair, and most of Michael Parkes’ bronze sculptures, you can choose between a traditional Florentine patina — a classic dark brown color — and a customized, colorful patina. In customizing the patina, Parkes employs techniques that are rarely seen anymore, since they require a lot of skill and time to realize. This is a great way to ensure your artwork complements its surrounding decor.
Angel Affair by Michael Parkes is a great example of an ancient sculpting technique called ‘Lost-wax.’ You’ll notice a great deal of intricate detailing on this sculpture, particularly on the angel’s wings. The sculptor achieves this by first fashioning a wax model with the finest details. The sculpture is then cast in a rubber mold before being dipped in ceramic and later filled with molten bronze. The process is time-consuming, but its results are exceptional, as you can see with this angel art sculpture.
Explore the Best Magical Realism Art
Michael Parkes is perhaps the world’s foremost exponent of the magical realism style. His artwork is exquisite and sought after by collectors worldwide. At Marcus Ashley Gallery, we issue annual certificates of replacement value for all the artwork we sell.
Learn more about Angel Affair and Michael Parkes’ work by talking to one of our art consultants. Check out some of our excellent financing options and additional gallery services to help you get the most out of your art collection. Deliveries are free within the continental U.S. and insured till they reach you.
Michael Parkes’ Angel Affair
There’s a fascinating backstory to this angel art sculpture by Michael Parkes. A snowstorm once left him and his fellow travelers stranded at an airport in Zurich. Most of his companions happened to be businessmen. While waiting for the next flight, Parkes slipped into a somewhat uneasy slumber. As he tells it, he dreamt of angels flying down to the businessmen and kissing their despair and loneliness away. When he woke up, he swore he spotted an angel flying away, leaving behind a single feather that he keeps close to this day.
The inspiration for any artwork in the magical realism style rarely fails to surprise you. Clearly, Angel Affair by Michael Parkes is no exception. This is a one-third life-size bronze sculpture, part of a limited edition of only 120 such pieces. It comes to you personally signed and numbered by Parkes.