M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE
M.L. Snowden’s newest sculpture collection, the Angelic Quartet showcases four exquisite bronzes entitled the Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael, Archangel Ariel, and Archangel Gabriel. Each angel literally floats through a moving bronze veil that allows the sculpture to poise in mid-flight. Celebrating sculptural techniques inherited from Rodin, each one of Snowden’s Angels conveys a delicate balance between substantial bronze weight and delicate workmanship. Placed among the sculptor’s larger oeuvre, the Angelic Quartet creates a strong connection between the spiritual and physical qualities that exist within the heart of Snowden’s bronzes.
Archangel Ariel is recorded in earliest texts, infusing a living, remarkable presence in human and divine affairs. Snowden casts Ariel in jewel-like detail, from the face to the wings, from the fingers to the robes: all are infused with Snowden’s signature bronze style that plays upon abstraction and figuration to create a sense of dimensionality that the human eye completes. As Snowden comments, “I think angels live within us - that is why recognize one when we see one.”