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Michael Hermesh

Original ceramic and bronze sculpture, original acrylic paintings and original drawings
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"Eternity"
12 x 16 - acrylic
$1250 Unframed




 


last available piece in the edition
"Mockingbird in an Orange Bush"
8 1/2 (H) x 10 1/2 (L) - bronze
No. 9 of edition of 12
$4000
 



"The Life"
11 (L) x 15 (H) - ceramic
$2500

 



"The Inspiration of Icarus
(Tucker Thinks It's a Treat")
5 x 11 - acrylic
$550 Unframed
$670 Custom framed
 



"Elephant Race"
9 1/2 x 11 1/2 - acrylic
$950 Unframed



 



"The Weight of Light II"
27" (H) - ceramic
$
3500
 



"The Time For Heroes Has Arrived"
9 x 11 - acrylic
$950 Unframed
$1200 Custom framed
 



"The Time Travellers"
9 x 11 - acrylic
$950 Unframed
$1150 Custom framed



"Forever (the problem with forever
 is that it ain't right now)"
37 1/2" (H) - ceramic
$3000
 


SOLD
"Don Quixote"
9 x 11 - acrylic
$950 Unframed
$1200 Custom framed


SOLD
"The Hat Box Man
(Milliner For the Dream Industry)"
5 x 11 - acrylic
$550 Unframed
$670 Custom framed
 



"she was an animist"
14" x 13 3/4" x 5 1/4" - ceramic
$3000
 



"Hidden City"
2 x 14 (diptych) - acrylic
$420
Custom framed

 



"Once the Sky Looked Bigger"
9 1/2 x 11 1/2 - acrylic
$950 Unframed
$1200
Custom framed

 



"The Visit"
12 x 16 - acrylic
$1250 Unframed


BRONZES BELOW: AVAILABLE TO ORDER (PHONE GALLERY AT 604.538.4452)
 




"The Hat Box Man"
25 1/2 (H) x 9 (L) - bronze
Edition of 15
$5000

 



"Perfect Symmetry on a Cloudless Day"
15 1/2 (H) x 7 (L)  - bronze
Edition of 15
$3850
 



"Pocketa - Pocketa - Pocketa"
29 (H) x 8 (L) - bronze
Edition of 15
$5000
 



"Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush"
49 (H) x 28 1/2 (L) - bronze
Edition of 12
$17,000
 



"The Tourist"
10 1/2 (H) x 6 1/2 (L) x 6 (W) - bronze
Edition of 12
$3000



"The Lawyers (Joyco, Joyco and Boyce Share
 a Vision; Rolland, Gandalf and Peaches Do Not)"
18 (L) x 9 (H) x 9 (W) - bronze
Edition of 12
$
11,500
 



"The Scar"
bronze sculpture - 19 1/2" (H)
Edition of 12
$4700

 
 
 



 



Video vignette: "I'm telling stories
without beginning or end but with narrative content. They're stories of what makes us human."



MICHAEL HERMESH, born in 1955, studied art at Okanagan University College and the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr). He also has extensive experience in furniture design and ornamental carving. From his residence and self-constructed studio, he continues to indulge his passion for sculpting, as well as hold drawing workshops and sculpture courses. His primary interest is figurative sculpture.




Artist's Statement:


My art is shaped by how I view the world. I do not believe that there is a state of grace in life. Life is life - it is dynamic and it is always a struggle. Integrity, awareness and dignity remain constants. These are elements in life that are unchanging and real that can be spent or thrown away. For me this is the mystic and beauty of life and the underlying subject matter of all my work.

The dramas are entirely fictitious but very real. Passions and dreams and stress really describe reality better than physical descriptions of objects.

I said in an earlier artist statement that truth is an orphan waiting to be named - once named it becomes a lie. While this may not stand up as a metaphor I do believe it has some validity. A piece of art is a symbol that as rendered by the artist in the act of creation and has it’s own unique meaning. It can have all the nuances, history, contradictions and flavours that a word can have when used. It is complete in itself. To over explain is like having to explain a joke – the spirit of the thing is gone.

Good art is narrative, (fighting words for some I know), where the outcome is indeterminate. It is not the job of an artist to tell people what to think, it is to see truth and to depict it.

The artist is a mystic, “a bell weather”, a shaman, and the guy with the measuring tape mapping out the jail cell. The artist’s viewpoint is vital to our greater sanity.

 

Michael Hermesh is profiled in Arabella Magazine (Summer 2016).

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PARTIAL ARCHIVE
 



SOLD
"Parachute Man"
ceramic - 74" (H)
(figure alone 8 1/2")
$1200


SOLD
"The Longer Moment"
12 (L) x 6" (H) - ceramic
$1850

SOLD
"The Navigator's Dream"
25 x 24 x 6 - ceramic
$4000
 


SOLD
"The Commons II"
20 x 25 - acrylic
$2800 Unframed
 


SOLD
"I Dreamt I Could Fly Again"
14 x 18 - acrylic
$1500 Unframed
 


SOLD
"The Parable of Free Will II"
15 x 18 - acrylic
$1700 Unframed

 


SOLD
"That Jungian Had a Shillelagh"
12 x 18 - mixed media drawing
$1000 Unframed

 


SOLD
"The Hatbox Man"
53 x 12 x 7 - ceramic
$4250

 


SOLD
"Gratuitous Bailee
 (With a Nod to Gerhard Richter)"
plaster - 67" overall height
$3000




SOLD
"Peaches and Camille III"
ceramic sculpture with wax finish - 17 1/2" (H) x 23" (L)
$2850

 

 




SOLD
"Hard Rock Miner"
21 1/2 x 12 x 9 - ceramic and plaster
$320



SOLD
"Getting to Know You II"
31 x 8.5 x 5 - ceramic
$3000


SOLD
"The Architect"
ceramic sculpture - 47 1/2" (H)
$4500


SOLD
"Fly Now"
ceramic - 12 1/2" (H)
$900

 

 



SOLD
"The Philosopher"
ceramic sculpture - 25" (H)
$3000

 



SOLD
"The Brave Retreat IV"
ceramic sculpture - 24" x 16" x 12"
$4000
 

 






SOLD
"Rolly Poly"
4 x 2 x 34 - ceramic (7 pieces)
$1450

 

 

 



SOLD
"This Magic Moment"
ceramic sculpture
13" (H) x 13" (L) x 6 1/2" (W)
$2500

 



SOLD
"Waiting for the Ferryman"
ceramic sculpture - 27 1/2" (H) x 22" (L)
$3800

 



SOLD
"The Stage at the Edge of the Temporal"
ceramic sculpture - 23 1/2" (H)
$4000

 



SOLD
"Peaches and Camille Too"
ceramic sculpture - 29" (L) x 18 3/4" (H)
$2850

 



SOLD
"He Approached Like a God"
ceramic sculpture - 16" (H)
$2500

 



SOLD

"The Intentions of Gods"
ceramic sculpture - 5 1/2" (H) x 12 1/2" (L)
$1850
 

 

 

 



SOLD
"The Existentialist"
ceramic sculpture - 25" (H)
$2800

 



SOLD
"The Megaphonist"
ceramic sculpture - 18 1/2" (H)
$1850

 




SOLD
"The Visionary"
ceramic sculpture - 9 1/2" (L) x 7" (H)
$1850

 

 

 

 



SOLD
"The Passenger (Three Hour Tour)"
ceramic sculpture
25 1/2" (H) x 15" (L) x 13" (W)
$4000

 



SOLD
"Adrift in the Ether"
ceramic sculpture - 24" (H)
$2500

 

 



SOLD
"The Brave Retreat"
ceramic sculpture
28" (H) x 20" (L) x 19" (W)
$3500
 


SOLD
"I Dreamt I Could Fly Again III"
ceramic sculpture - 56 1/2" (H)
$3800


SOLD
"The Narrator"
ceramic sculpture - 17" (H) x 14" (L)
$3000
video clip

 
 

SOLD
"I Dreamt I Could Fly Again II"
ceramic sculpture - 34" (H)
$3000
video clip

 

 



SOLD
"The Fortune Teller"
ceramic sculpture - 13" (H)
$1500
video clip

 



SOLD
"Perfect Symmetry on a
Cloudless Day II"
ceramic sculpture - 37 1/2" (H)
$3000
video clip

 



SOLD
"City of Dreams"
ceramic sculpture - 29" (H) x 31" (L)
$4500
video clip

 

 



SOLD
"Pocketa Pocketa Pocketa"
ceramic sculpture - 25" (H)
$2500
video clip

 

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