“The collectors are creatures that find things of extraordinary interest and beauty. But what is so special about a strawberry, an egg, or a frog, you might ask? Just look at these things, think about them, just look. The collectors know a secret about these objects: they can stop time!
Past and future do not exist; only this moment has reality. The collectors show a way for us to stop the grinding thoughts of our mind and simply be with a timeless flower, seahorse, or hummingbird. Every person has at least one object that will stop time for them. What is yours?” – Michael Parkes
The Marcus Ashley Gallery is a go-to destination for art enthusiasts and curious folks who visit Lake Tahoe. It’s a great place to stop by after a day of outdoor exploration. Besides the Michael Parkes art on display, there are plenty of collections that use human proclivities as sources of inspiration.
In The Dragon Collector, a dwarfed mythical creature finds pleasure in hoarding things that stop time. Rich, deep tones with understated muted hues impart a 15th-century finish to this painting. Parkes paints the collector admiring a shiny crimson apple as he grasps an ensnared dragon. He’s dressed in a strange medieval outfit with puffy sleeves, gold trimmings, and satin-like fabric. Parkes completes the collector’s look with a pointy hat and poulaines.
We tend to overlook the beauty of inanimate objects and the world around us by rushing through life. The Dragon Collector deftly captures the artist’s sentiment and perspective in a fantastical yet relatable context.
The Dragon Collector
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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