Onessimo Fine Art

Michael Parkes

Bronze Sculpture

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The Last Lion, Bronze Sculpture, Michael Parkes

The Last Lion - 2012
Custom Patina Bronze
Available in two sizes
1/3Life Size 28" T x 14" W x 14" D Edition 60
3/4 Life Size 53" T x 32" W x 24" D Edition Size: 24
Plus Proofs Weight 275 lbs

This is a sculpture of one of my most well known images. Because so many people were enamored with the image, I thought it would make an interesting and powerful sculpture.
The message is the same as the painting's message: 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.

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