Michael Parkes' artwork Golden Lotus is a limited-edition art print on vellum by artist Michael Parkes created in collaboration with master printer Marcel Salome.
Vellum was originally a very old form of parchment (tanned animal skin), primarily used as a material for writing and painting. Today there are modern vellums made of polyester and fiber. A characteristic of modern vellum is that it is translucent. Michael Parkes has used this material throughout his career to make sketches or studies. Because the material is see-through, Parkes can easily turn it around and mirror the image he is working on. That is a huge advantage when creating his stone lithographs because he draws them mirrored on an etching stone.
Michael Parkes says about this work: To my surprise, while looking through my archive drawer recently, I found the beginnings of the Golden Lotus. It was only just blocked in. But it captured a feeling that I have about the present time on Earth. Although the Golden Lotus was another version of the idea that eventually became the painting the Annunciation, it holds a very different meaning. Here, the Golden Lotus is my interpretation of the descent of a new consciousness that has come to Earth.
Artist Michael Parkes (1944, USA) is one of the world’s leading artists in the field of Magic Realism. Michael Parkes is a painter, sculptor and stone lithographer and creates paintings, sculptures and lithographs. His timeless artworks are collected by important private collectors, celebrities and museums around the world.
Marcel Salome of Salome Art Venture has been Michael Parkes' master printer since 2002 and both have been friends for decades. The artworks of Michael Parkes that are sold by Salome Art Venture therefore belong to the highlights of his ouvre.