“I clearly remember why I titled this “Angel of August” because the stone litho was almost never completed. I had convinced my printers to stay open the first 2 weeks of August to squeeze in one more stone lithograph project. The print shop normally always closed at this time because the heat made printing almost impossible.
With high humidity and heat that could melt the grease litho crayons, it was a miracle that the stone litho was ever printed. So I changed my original title from “Sleeping Angel” to “Angel of August” because she helped us through that hot summer.” – Michael Parkes
The Marcus Ashley Gallery displays an incredible line of Michael Parkes art for all to see in Lake Tahoe. Interested buyers will be spellbound by the artist’s inspiring collection of work that honors age-old artistic techniques and redefines past influences with a modern sensibility.
Parkes recounts the significance of Angel of August through a story of overcoming roadblocks despite the circumstances. Working quickly and carefully under challenging conditions, the artist and his team emerge victorious against all odds.
The artist produces this magical litho print on vellum to capture the buttery effect of its smooth surface. In Angel of August, warm hues diffuse the translucent paper with a surreal finish and luminosity that will take one’s breath away.