“Ariel”
 
M.L. SNOWDEN SCULPTURE
ANGELIC QUARTET

The Muses
 

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.”


 

© M.L. Snowden.