“Take the symbolism for what it is. It is not important to understand or even agree with the symbols I use. What I do want is to offer my art to people to enjoy and enhance their lives with the beauty of color and light.” – Michael Parkes
Step into the world of Michael Parkes art where metaphysical and divine elements command every medium. The sculptor’s work is proudly showcased at the Marcus Ashley Gallery alongside noteworthy collections of emerging and established artists.
In Venus, the sculptor shares the goddess’s metamorphic journey from divine consciousness to physical form. Her arrival is a gift to humanity. The sculpture reveals a gold serpent (a positive representation of evolving energy) slithering across Venus’s arm.
Venus descends into tumultuous waters, which represent humanity. Parkes shares how Plato saw Venus not as a symbol of sensuality but as a powerful catalyst to divine order. Unlike man’s dependence on war artillery, she will use the tools of beauty and harmony to bring about peace.
The sculptor captures the transfiguration of Venus and her journey to earth through a dreamy selection of patinas. Place Venus in any corner of a room and watch her infuse a space with her power and beauty.