‘TAKE WING’ bronze flying fish sculpture Sculpture

Kirk McGuire

United States

Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 26 W x 13 H x 15 D in

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About The Artwork

Flying fish amaze me, like so many of our ocean creatures! Flying fish is Barbados' national symbol, but are found around the world. Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water's surface. From 1900 to the 1930s, flying fish were studied as possible models used to develop airplanes. I just think they are cool! This is another of my 'freestanding' pieces and can be placed almost anywhere! Ask about having any of Kirk McGuire's creations enlarged for monumental installations. Available by order in a Limited edition of 30. Please contact with purchase questions: sculpturesales@hotmail.com

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:26 W x 13 H x 15 D in

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Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture www.kirkmcguire.com sculturesales@hotmail.com (415) 497-7169 Commissions Artist Statement “I have always been obsessed with nature in general, especially our oceans and the diversity of wildlife. It is my inspiration! One of the things that I find fascinating is the unusual, unique species. I have observed (‘studied’) many forms of nature and wildlife, since early childhood. Logging every nuance and detail into my ‘minds-eye’, from my passion into useful information, used later when I am creating my sculpture. Along with countless hours of research and study. I’ve always felt, I have sort of a ‘Rolodex of species’ in my memory. To be ‘tapped into’ when sculpting. I am also inspired by the bronze age of man and the ancient history of ‘hot-cast-lost wax’. I sculpt in such a way as to emphasize equilibrium, harmony, movement, and rhythm, giving my creations an 'organic' feeling. My goal when creating, is to bring forth life in a heavy inanimate object, striving to make it appear ‘as light as air’. With my sculpture, I hope to raise awareness about the land and sea around us and the animals that live here. I try to capture the ethereal beauty of sea life. I love living, and sculpting on the edge of the ocean, and hope that creating my work will help bring a little bit of the outside inside. Every living thing has beauty and I try to show this. Please respect our world, respect “Mother Earth." Biography Born an artist with a lifelong curiosity for nature. His signature trait of capturing movement and detail is from his intense love of each species. Each sculpture is in hot cast bronze, using the ancient method of casting with lost wax. Making heavy stationary objects appear 'light as air' is another of his stand out traits. In 1984, Kirk embarked on a nine-year apprenticeship at the Monterey Sculpture Centre. Perfected his bronze technique based on experience and creation. Kirk McGuire is an accomplished sculptor. The elegance of his bronze work is prominent in all his creations, each a true piece of fine art in a limited edition. Over the course of his 39 year sculpting career, more than 1,500 unique bronze sculptures have been collected or exhibited around the world. Sold all over the world to the finest art galleries and collectors. Various magazine and Television articles, also commissioned by the Malaysian princess from Johor Bahru. 2016 'Legend' featured with Jim Harris, a pilot of Triton Submarines LLC.

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