Michael Maiden - bronze  sculptures

"Taking Flight"

 

Taking Flight - Bald Eagle Clay oririginal sculpture by Michael Maiden

Taking Flight - Bald Eagle Clay oririginal sculpture by Michael Maiden

 

dimensions of the sculpture: 8"x12"x12"

 
 

The bald eagle often perches along the shore of an ocean, river or lake searching for fish. They quietly survey their surroundings with eyesight two-and-a-half times keener than ours. Perch and pounce is the bald eagle's hunting strategy, whether the perch is on a branch or in the air. When eating, eagles prefer solitude and isolation to avoid competitors. During the winter months when food is scarce, each meal becomes a savored prize.

 
 

Taking Flight - Bald Eagle Clay oririginal sculpture by Michael Maiden

Taking Flight - Bald Eagle Clay oririginal sculpture by Michael Maiden

Taking Flight - Bald Eagle Clay oririginal sculpture by Michael Maiden

 

The finish of each work is enhanced by selectively applying color-rich patinas in distinct contrast to highly polished metal surfaces.

Each work is cast in solid bronze, faithful in design, form and intricate detail to its original wax model.