Laughing Dragon


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“Sometimes things just happen in a strange way. Firstly, many people asked if the little dragon from ‘Ex Libris’ could be cast separately as a small sculpture. He became Rex Libris.” – Michael Parkes

At the Marcus Ashley Gallery one can view Michael Parkes art at length and take home a favorite piece by the artist. Big and small collectors will love what Parkes has to offer through his work. His paintings, lithographs, and sculptures give visitors a glimpse of an alternate reality where beautiful beings and beasts coexist.

In Laughing Dragon, Parkes sculpts his beloved dragon character letting out a hearty laugh. What tickles the dragon is a mystery, but his aura of positive energy and happiness is infectious. The sculptor captures the dragon’s classic stubby features in a stunning range of patinas that highlight his tiny but strong form.

To the delight of fans, Parkes has painted and sketched the dragon in a series of his works. This imaginative subject first appears in his painting Ex Libris that left avid collectors wanting more. As a heartfelt way to connect with his viewers, the artist allows us to step into the dragon’s happy place as he dons several avatars.