A finely detailed bronze of an architect, holding his drawings and admiring a building in progress. He rests on a pile of cement sacks with a cinder block at his feet. Every tiny detail is perfectly shown, his laces and the eyelets on his shoes (not to mention the ribs of his socks), the buttons on his coat and the cuffs of his shirt inside his jacket, the folds of the cement sacks, all are there and spectacularly rendered by the artist, the detail is profound.
Mike McFarland is a listed sculptor best known for his western themed sculptures, and this piece fits right in, his architect is rugged and exudes the can-do western spirit, wearing a western hat and holding plans for Sun City Arizona.
CONDITION is grand with no problems to report. The bronze has a dusty brown patina (very appropriate), and is mounted on an American black walnut base. Measures 7 1/2" tall and the base has a footprint of 6 1/8" x 5 1/8".
This piece is perfectly sized for a desk and would look great in an office. If you have an architect or builder in your life, or even if you just appreciate finely detailed bronzes, this would be a lovely gift. Enjoy!