The dancing form of Viktor Kee, composed within a tight baroque spiral, powerfully suggests the force of energy that propels this performer across the stage. Like a dancing flame, elusive and ephemeral, 'Leap of Faith' breaks the bonds of gravity, and seems to twist and spring before our eyes. With a lightness that defies the substance of the bronze, the sculptor has given this figure a powerful athleticism, tempered by grace and wit. The blind-fold reminds us that Viktor's feats take courage and tremendous self-confidence: he is the embodiment of the power of faith in action. Balancing on a cube, we see that his will creates a second by second triumph over gravity -- 'Leap of Faith' is the very essence of 'living in the moment'.
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 editions of only eight, with some works featured as one-of-a-kind, 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.