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“After millions of years the king of beasts exists, but only a few remain. It is said that each animal species has a protective guardian. Here she is, the deva of lions, the one who has for so long nurtured them as they grew into their stature of grandeur.
What do those angel-protectors do when the last of their species is gone? What must she feel? Simply put, this is my commentary on what we as humans are doing to our earth and its inhabitants.” – Michael Parkes
Residents of California and travelers from overseas find the Marcus Ashley Gallery an exhilarating space to explore and marvel at art. Visitors are always drawn to the Michael Parkes art on display. Magic, mythology, and mysticism are the central themes of the artist’s incredible collection.
In The Last Lion, Parkes taps into a real-world scenario through a fantastical representation of man versus beast. Humans continue to wreak havoc on the planet, jeopardizing the existence of certain species. The artist demonstrates the pain a protective guardian feels when the last of her species is close to extinction.
Parkes reveals the broken spirit of the lion, who looks one last time at the place that was once home. In his final moments, the lion finds solace in the company of the angel-protector.
Subdued matte pastels and satiny tones blend to create a rich composition. The artist injects this moving painting with emotional depth, balance, and proportion. Interested buyers will love the palpable energy and raw emotion that permeate from The Last Lion.
The Last Lion
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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