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Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush
Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush
The Hat Box Man – Snakes & Ladders Edition
The Hat Box Man - Snakes & Ladders Edition - SOLD

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh Available at The Avenue Gallery Show “And So It Goes”

These are some of the Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh Available at The Avenue Gallery Show “And So It Goes”. This show runs from January 18th to January 29th 2018. There are lots of great paintings and sculpture to choose from. Check out some of the other pages that contain new releases of bronze from this show as well as paintings from this show:

New Bronze Releases by Michael Hermesh
More New Bronzes by Michael Hermesh
Paintings by Michael Hermesh

The Honest Man

We are not a definable unit in so much that what makes us are elements that are distant or even disparate.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

The Honest Man
Bronze Edition of 15
21.25 x 12 x 5 inches
1/15 Available at The Avenue Gallery

The Weight of Light

One of the things that an artist is… is a creator of the peoples’ narrative. Narrative is the responsibility of the individual. This may be practice for the time when the only crimes possible are memory and story. Sometimes Spirit takes physical form through its intent.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

The Weight of Light
Bronze Edition of 15
7.75 x 4.75 x 2.75 inches
1/15 Available at The Avenue Gallery

Gratuitous Bailee

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

 

Gratuitous Bailee
Bronze Edition of 15
67 x 12 x 12 inches each
1/15 Available at The Avenue Gallery

Pocketa-Pocketa-Pocketa

Pocketa Pocketa Pocketa is the sound an old jalopy makes in a 1950s cartoon. The balloonist stands on a towering precipice ready to fall or take flight. This is a jumping off point, the leap of faith that is creativity. That being said, the difference between the balloon and the weight of the physical is the spiritual dichotomy that is our reality.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

Pocketa – Pocketa – Pocketa
Bronze Edition of 15
29 x 8 x 6.5 Inches plus Balloon
4/15 Available at The White Rock Gallery
5/15 Available at The Avenue Gallery

 

Perfect Symmetry on a Cloudless Day

When sculpting or drawing a person I always like to think that the narrative behind the face is always much more descriptive than the exact physical representation. Objects or thoughts also have the power of narrative existence.

In this case the rock is real to the adult figure in the sculpture but does not even exist to the boy. He may have the choice to adopt the rock as real, or he can choose to not give it being.

The beauty of seeing what is really there, somewhat like the fool who sees the emperor has no cloths, the absolute reality solidity and weight of the rock does not exist to impede the balloon’s flight.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

Perfect Symmetry on a Cloudless Day
Bronze Edition of 15
17.5 x 7 x 5 Inches plus balloon
3/15 Available at The Avenue Gallery

Flight School for Existentialists

There is a consistent theme in my work in that much of my sculpture concerns itself with the dichotomy of weight and flight. It is a kind of Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Icarus dilemma. It is a universal concern and we face it alone. We also experience it in the context of the shared stories that are our identities.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

Flight School for Existentialists
Mixed Media Bronze Edition of 15
11.25 x 13.25 x 4.75 inches
1/15 Available at The White Rock Gallery
2/15 Available at The Avenue Gallery

The Scar

I have a deep respect and admiration for women of substance – not large women per se, but women who show evidence of having lived. When drawing models, I often times have a problem with younger beautiful models that sometimes have their physical beauty as part of their identity. Recently I had a larger model who was in my studio for the second time, she had been so moved by her last modeling experience that she wrote me a poem about it, the poem contrasted what she saw as her wounded sexuality to what came out in the drawings, which was not wounded at all.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

The Scar
Bronze Edition of 12
19.5 x 9.25 x 5.5 Inches
2/12 Available at The Avenue Gallery

The Parable of the Self Made Man

This is one of the few ceramic works still available by Michael Hermesh. He has been steadily moving toward bronze only with his sculpture. This work will also be bronzed in the near future.

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh

One True Thing

This is the smaller of the two versions of One True Thing. It is also still in ceramic and is one of the few ceramic works still available by Michael Hermesh. He has been steadily moving toward bronze only with his sculpture. This work will also be bronzed in the near future.

The list of things we know for sure is very small. We cannot be sure of our external reality, and at best our perceptions give us confirmation of our internal narrative.
One true thing is that we exist as awareness and intent, and in that understanding we are supernatural. For those things to be true we are separate from a mechanistic cause and effect universe.

Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture by Michael Hermesh