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 Raphael floats on a skein of silken bronze, conveying the peace of the Angel as a healer. Indeed, the name Raphel derives from the Hebrew word, “Rophe” meaning doctor. In Snowden’s incarnation, the Angel’s exquisite sculptural hands deliver comfort and aid, enveloped in the golden glow of a specialized variant of Rodin’s historic Fournier patina.


© M.L. Snowden.