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“Orion Nebula”


The Orion Nebula circles on Snowden’s vision that began with the ancient Greek Dialogues, in which Plato believed reality was based on ideal forms. The beauty of the Orion constellation and its famous nebula are interpreted through Snowden’s peerless craftsmanship. The bronze calls forth the sculptor’s artistry in synchronizing the rhythms of life into an ideal image of mankind reaching toward a dream.

M.L. Snowden’s newest sculpture collection, the Nebulae Trilogy, presents three important works entitled the Omega Nebula, the Orion Nebula and the Muses. In these bronzes, figurative elements are built at quarter-life scale in an interrelationship that creates a brilliant new dimensional experience. In each of these works, Snowden considers the birthplace of stars – the nebulae - to be related to the formation of humankind and the origins of earth. As Snowden observes, “The monumental energies of the cosmos and stars are not dislocated from our own human powers.” Where abstract science seeks to describe physical reality, Snowden’s art explores the forces of imagination, emotion, and humanitarian potential.

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