There’s something special about being surrounded by some of the greatest works by historical and present-day artists. Steep in a multitude of fine collections by emerging and established artists such as Steve Barton, Alexander Volkov, Dr. Seuss, and Michelangelo. Visitors will be over the moon to explore Michael Parkes art, which embodies a mix of philosophical, mythical, and magical themes.
Building a sacred fire is a common practice usually overseen by a firekeeper who conducts the ritual per a culture’s tradition. Many consider the sacred fire a communicative doorway between the living and dead, particularly one’s ancestors. In Sacred Fire, Parkes depicts a firekeeper stoking up a deep bowl.
The sculptor relies on a rich wash of distinct patinas that infuse the sculpture with a haunting aura. Sacred Fire is created through the Lost Wax casting technique involving hard wax. This medium allows the sculptor to perform intricate, careful carving to animate every detail with life-like accuracy.
Sacred Fire will illuminate any space with deep joy and contentment. New and experienced collectors will enjoy decorating a grand or chic space with Parkes’s incredible sculptures. Interested buyers can choose between the custom-colored patina (contemporary yet timeless) or the traditional Florentine patina (pure, vintage finish).