“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
Michael Parkes art is a proud addition to the collections at the Marcus Ashley Gallery. Parkes uses German etching paper to create a series of giclée prints, and the high-quality paper allows his compositions to take on a velvety, rich finish.
He taps into a real-world scenario in The Last Lion through a fantastical representation of man versus beast. Humans continue to wreak havoc across the planet, thus 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.
The artist poignantly 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 its angel-protector. Subdued satiny tones of ivory and sand create a rich composition. The artist injects this moving giclée on paper with emotional depth, balance, and proportion. Interested buyers will love the palpable energy and raw emotion that The Last Lion permeates.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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