Lake Tahoe is a splendid getaway for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and even art enthusiasts. Get your fill of some of the world’s best exhibits at the Marcus Ashley Gallery, where Michael Parkes art is also on display. The sculptor’s purposeful, flawless, and measured approach to art is what makes his work stunning.
In Pale Swan, the sculptor captures an elegant maiden in plush medieval attire. As she gazes into the distance along with her avian companion, she is the very symbol of feminine energy and confidence. Parkes carves the details of this sculpture so skillfully that every contour, line, and dip takes on a life-like finish. He relies on the Lost Wax casting technique, a rarely practiced form of art that produces remarkable results.
The maiden is created in two mesmerizing patinas that elevate her graceful features beautifully. The first is a rich custom patina of deep blacks and ivory whites while the second is a deep brown traditional Florentine patina. Pale Swan is truly a masterpiece that any collector can proudly acquire for any space. Place this sculpture in any corner of a room to let its beauty shine.