Michael Hermesh Bronzes
Michael Hermesh Bronzes:
Michael Hermesh Bronzes are available through any one of his galleries. Have a good look at the bronze you are interested in and the information on that sculpture will let you know where it is available. Michael is also in the process of bronzing several sculptures so have a look at our small online store and see if you would like to own the first of a new edition. Bronzing is a very expensive process which means that the artist can tie up a fair amount of money in his inventory. Galleries that sell this work all have to have their commission as well. In order to finance these bronzes Michael typically has to set aside a fairly substantial portion of his share of any sale to go towards the next bronze of that particular edition. The prices of these Michael Hermesh bronzes can be found in our small store and through Michael’s galleries.
Michael Has 8 new bronzes that will be available before Christmas 2016. You can have a good look at the original ceramic works on THIS PAGE and pre-order them in our small store HERE – or through any of Michael’s Galleries.
Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush (Small)
8 x 12 x 6 inches
Bronze Editions 9 and 10 of 12 available at the White Rock Gallery and the Avenue Gallery
Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush (Large)
20.5 x 28.5 x 49 inches
Bronze Edition 3 of 12 available soon
We wander through our lives from one chore to the next, from one certainty to another. We carry the tools and the baggage that is appropriate and wear the hat that was assigned to us or that we decided on.
Suddenly unexpected magic comes our way; we drop our baggage, remove our hat, and observe, communicate, and live. A new experience helps us to be alive, our lives become magic again – as they should be.
Maybe I am paraphrasing the saying – “The purpose of traveling is not to see new things with old eyes but to see old things with new eyes”.
The Undeniable Bravery of Your Average Balloonist
35 x 8 x 8 inches plus balloon
Bronze Edition 1/9 available at the White Rock Gallery
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. The visual language that is used here is a tower. In other pieces I have used a diving board with similar intent. The opposite of these visual symbols would be a bridge – where a person uses it to change his location or circumstance with a predetermined outcome. While Religions tend to prefer the imagery of bridges, I believe that artists like diving boards.
An argument could be made that creativity is the most frightening of all activities because the outcome is always a mystery. At the same time creativity is an integral part of a sane life. The unexpectedness and non-linearity of creativity makes us fools. That’s a good thing.
“The Lawyers” (Joyco, Joyco and Boyce share a vision;
Roland, Gandalf and Peaches do not)
18 x 9 x 9 inches
Bronze Edition 5/12 soon to be available at the Avenue Gallery
This piece is in large part a reflection on my thoughts about narrative in art. I feel that the art of iconic certainty does a disservice to the viewer. Art is dynamic; it has force and counter force and is to some degree a dichotomy as a realistic reflection of life and living.
The passion of the lawyers directed to a common ideal is given counterpoint by the varied interests held by the dogs.
We have goals and ambitions with a public face on them at the same time we have dreams and aspirations that are truly magic. These are dreams that are ours alone. I suspect that most people have forgotten what they are and that they are far more important, true, and real than the mundane, agreed upon ones.
My art tends to be about the dignity and quiet heroism of people. People as anonymous heroes in uncelebrated dramas, the dignity that gives value to strengths that do not need the yardsticks of approval or amortisement – this is the stuff of my art, dignity achieved through the will of desire.
This piece has been displayed at the international departure lounge of the Vancouver International Airport under the Art Loans program for several years.
19.5 x 9 x 7 inches
Bronze edition 2 of 12 available at the Lloyd Gallery
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.