Michael West`s description B.A. Honors Degree Fine art. University of Plymouth.
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Michael west, is an international recognized Artist and sculptor and arts educator. He works in mediums such as Bronze, Ceramics, Paint, Stone, and recycled materials, his work can be seen on line and in Gallery`s and exhibitions as far afield as London, Paris. New York, and Berlin. His unique artworks are held in private collections world wide. and his images...
Sculpture: 'Kirsty collection Horse 1 (Standing ceramic Draped Tired Horse statue)' by Michael West
Limited edition of 25 This collection of unique sculptures was inspired by the passing of my eldest daughter Kirsty, in February 2013, as a tribute to the `wild horse` nature of her spirit. I decided to sculpt what is a generic horse but demonstrate the wildness of its nature through the posture and pose of the sculptures, Upon considering these horses I liked the idea of the free spirit and freedom of a wild horse along with its bedraggled nature and pure power. It`s myology and physiology is based on that of a racehorse, but somewhat more generic to suit the pose, the proportions, I hope, convey the idea, a force linked with agility. It is my belief that these sculptures are amongst the very best equine sculptures available for sale, I hope you think so too.
The fury raging on the swell Pulling chariots of fire, With speed escaping flames from hell She gallops even higher! Exhilarated by the ocean spray Thunderous laughter as a child, Excited by the dawn of day Seeks her prairie running wild.
Performing now on centre stage, With perfumed rose corsage, In equine ballet so engaged Her classical dressage. Her diamond studded bridle Under Hofburg`s chandeliers, Her beauty so unrivalled Lipizzaner brought to tears.
But then the ballet`s ended Her exquisite dance a sham, Her worthiness offended And her thoughts, the battering ram. No garments made of silk and gold. Unbefitting as the nags, As she shivers in the north-east cold Draped in torn, demonic, rags.
Then the glory of the morning sun Enfolds her from the night, Her passion and exuberance won So again she takes her flight.
She canters through the Mardi Gras The queen of the carousel, Then exploding like the brightest star The Goddess and the belle! Extravagance, her feathered plumes Chaotic colours reign, And Lambeg drums, the rhythmic booms. Inhibitions now abstain.
The pitch toned clefs are roaring loud Pulsating samba beats, As she then makes claim her adorning crowd Through electrifying streets! As fireworks light up the sky A meteoric shower, A majestic bow as she passes by With her mane of Sampson`s power. And then the streets were empty, Save for party debris strewn, And the ghostly scene a plenty Of deflated, lifeless, balloons. The mist descending, creeping slow Now she the beast of burden, So all alone, nowhere to go Her only friend, desertion.
But her party hasn`t ended Fleeting winds her Pegasus, Singing joys always intended She`s unknown to Nemesis. Enchanted by her presence such David`s harp reflects her eyes, So many hearts again to touch As her vibrance steals the skies.
With gaiety and fortitude She prances on in style, Her charisma, untold magnitude Abundant in her smile. Look closely now and share her joy So triumphant in her quest, As Helen in the land of Troy Such beauty so bequest.
Piet? white her marble face ?? Serenity over sorrow, As she gifts her love and unblemished grace ???To us all - for each tomorrow. Katherine O`Connell,
Michael West, is an internationaly recognized Artist and sculptor. He works in mediums such as Bronze, Ceramics, Paint, Stone, and recycled materials, his work can be seen on line and in Gallery and exhibitions as far afield as London, Paris. New York, and Berlin. His unique artworks are held in private collections world wide. and many images are supported by poetry.
1 ft 2 in x 1 ft 6 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in (height x width x depth)
approx: 35.6 x 47 x 14 cm It is a statuette sculpture
"All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. " Jacques Lipchitz 1891-1973