Aprille Best GLOVER_________________________________Angels 2000

Angels are a recurrent motif in her recent work because their universal symbolism throughout the world. They are common to Ancient Rome and Fundamentalist Islam, to Christianity and Buddhism. Wing messengers bring visions to American Indians and Hindu Gurus. They are both hermaphrodites and androgynous. Angels exist outside dogmas and gender politics.

 

Untitled Bronze, 1999. Size approx 4 in. tall. Addition of 20.

Part of series of 12 miniature bronze angels. A delicate white patina adds to the grace of this small sculpture. 150 US dollars. 700 US dollars with White Maple Lighted Wall Mounted Case. To See More Angels in Series, To Order Angel, To Commission a Similar Work in a Different Size or Material.

 

Silver Angel #7, 1999. Sterling Silver, Size approx. 5 in. tall. Unique.

Last of a series of 12 solid sterling silver angels. Although similar to the bronzes there are important differences of interest to a serious collector. Each is an original wax carved by the artist directly. This allows a level of detail not possible with multiples made from a mold. 950 US dollars. 1,500 US Dollars with White Maple lighted wall mounted case. To Order Angel. To Commission a Similar Work in a Different Size or Material.

 

Falling From Grace, 1998. Bronze with Marble Base, Addition of 10, 5 in by 8 in by 21 in.

To fly physically or spiritually is to fight gravity. This piece embodies both the struggle and joy of our all-too-human search for grace. 2,100 US Dollars. To Order Angel. To Commission a Similar Work in a Different Size or Material.

 

Angel Magic Square, 1999, 45 Polymer Clay Angel on 9 wooden boxes, Dimensions Vary

A miniature on a grand scale. Like any magic squares, it adds up to the same number of angels if you add a row or a column. Western mystics since the Ancient Greeks have used numbers to explain nature. This is also the same square used in Feng Shu and far eastern mystism to graphically symbolize heaven. 6,000 US dollars. To Order Angel. To Commission a Similar Work in a Different Size or Material.

 

I Miss You Ezra, 2000, Acrylic over Found Painting, 4 in by 5 in. Private Collection.

Where do these images of angels come from? Deep from within the collective unconscious. Angels or winged spirits that act as messengers and guardians exist in almost every culture. From Hinduism to Buddhism and of course scriptural angels of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. To Commission a Similar Work in a Different Size or Material.

   
   
   
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