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Also available in the traditional bronze patina
 

BIRD OF PARADISE   by VALA OLA

Bronze on wood base. Size 15" x  4" x 4". Limited edition of 50.         

Price $2,700.

u Finalist National Sculpture Society's Annual 2009 Show: BIRD OF PARADISE    

u Finalist Art Renewal Center Salon 2008/2009: BIRD OF PARADISE

FEW WORDS FROM THE ARTIST:  "This sculpture manifests the beauty of the female form, but instead of the classical nude I added a contemporary twist to BIRD OF PARADISE. Both the swimsuit and haircut show a woman of today. Years ago, back in my native country Iceland I remember being awestruck when seeing the flower "Bird of Paradise for the first time. It's form is such an elegant statement. As I drove by scores of these flowers in California on one of my trips it hit me that this particular flower would complement beautifully the sway of her body. The hair cut echoes the shape of the flower, I actually googled "chic haircut" and found the perfect fit. In the patina the bronze is polished to a orange glow on the flower. A favorite detail is how the strings of the bathing suit cuts gently into the flesh giving a sense of her softness."   Vala Ola

FLOWER AND BEACH SERIES:  "On the Horizon" (orchid) was the first one in the the, "Bird of Paradise" the second, the third "Calla Lilies" and "Awakening". They all tell stories of flowers and/or the ocean breeze. All four sculptures describe the feeling that arises when freed by the ocean breeze and an open horizon or remembering the beauty of God's creation while visually feasting on the design of flowers."   Vala Ola

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