Leap of Faith One Drop Special Edition Atelier is a special platinum Atelier edition of Richard MacDonald's iconic Leap of Faith sculpture, in support of the 'One Drop' Foundation. Leap of Faith Atelier is energized by the spiraling lines of the dancers athletic body. In the face of lifes twists and turns, the Cirque performer moves with carefree abandon, an ultimate expression of inner confidence and balance. Leap of Faith One Drop Special Edition Atelier is bronze with hand-applied platinum patina, created in an edition of 196, referencing the 196 countries of the world. The One Drop Foundation works so that all people, especially women and children, receive the life-changing benefits of safe water. A percentage of sale proceeds will be donated to One Drop Foundation.
Warm, silvery, and rare, the platinum patina of this distinctive series by Richard MacDonald creates a play of light that heightens our sense of the underlying sculpted form. Contemporary in conception and limited to smaller editions, this body of work reveals the essential beauty of the human form. As mercurial as human nature itself, light glances off the platinum creating dramatic shadows that seem to strengthen form and enhance the sense of life captured by the artist. These works balance fidelity to nature with a poetic sense of metaphor: a balance that acts on the imagination to create a catalog of personal and individual meanings unique to each viewer.