JOSEPH PETRUSKA, BRONZE STUDY , DYING WILDLIFE, (circa 1980)
In this marvelously powerful work, Joseph Petruska reminds us that we must protect the environment, not just for ourselves but also for the generations that will come after us. The work speaks volumes, a bird dying as her broken egg lays at her feet.
Joseph Patruska was a realism artist, he championed the cause of protecting the environment with his sculpture. This work, as many of his other studies , are from the original work which would be over 20 feet high and found at a major public installation.
All of Mr. Petruska's work send a very clear message ...."the earth is a gift, it is for you to cherish and protect ". His sense of realism is beyond reproach, every tiny detail in this study is captured with perfection....The patina brown with golden highlights is full and rich, the feathers abundant on the birds head and body, the long neck and beautiful face once majestic is now bent, the dying bird cannot hold it's head erect any longer, the broken egg of her dead unborn young at her feet... is most powerful.
Protecting the universe is one of our greatest challenges. Petruska's message " the environment is ours, we must protect and live in harmony with it".
Biography: Joseph Petruska who studied with Brancusi, was a most prolific artist, his work found acclaim in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, England, Holland, Japan, China and the Philippines. His work has been exhibited with internationally known artists as Karrel Appel, Harold Town, Andrew Wyatt, Etrog Sorel, Robert Bateman, and the members of the Group of Seven.
This is an outstanding find for any collector of important bronze works, it is a rare and memorable work that will be cherished in your home for generations to come.
Condition: Excellent, the base is original to the work.
Size: 14" height x approx. 4 1/2 " at it's widest.. Stands on a 5" x 4" oval stone.
Medium: Bronze signed by the artist.