This painting is from a body of work dedicated to the mysteries of the circus performer. Although they often make it look easy, the discipline and dedication required will remain unspoken so that they may bring to us their insights of magic. As a painter, sometimes feel like I am walking this same wire as I work. It is a constant correction to keep the balance. The will to entertain and enlighten prevails over the tapestry of mistakes we weave into success. ~ Daniel Merriam
Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base
Edition Size 35
Size 9 1/2" x 22 1/4"
"The inspiration for the creature is Lua, my dog. Although Lua lounges around the studio, offering anatomic poses, the impulse behind the creature is a personality that has been manifesting itself within my work for years and, probably, represents myself. This creature could have ferocious power or be as gentle as a lamb. My muse and guardian angel understands me like no other and knows she must keep a tight rein on my actions for I could upset the universe if left to my own devises."
Located in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Avalon Gallery presents a unique and eclectic display of contemporary art. Exhibiting the work of fine printmakers, painters and sculptors, the gallery focuses on Magic and Imaginary Realism, the Divine Feminine, and Classical Figurative, offering fantastic dreamscapes, ethereal nudes, and romantic visions. We permanently feature the art of Michael Parkes & Daniel Merriam