Photograph of Artist PHIL PARKES
PHIL PARKES
Lyttelton, - New Zealand



Original Artworks (20)

Phil Parkes; Flow   Marble And Granite, 2007, Original Sculpture Stone, 24 x 22 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2007
24 x 22 inches (61.0 x 55.9 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Whats Inside        Color..., 2006, Original Sculpture Stone, 12 x 20 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2006
12 x 20 inches (30.5 x 50.8 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Two    Bluestone And Marble, 2007, Original Sculpture Stone, 22 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  Stark unpolished view of two non symmetrical bluestone towers mounted on a smooth marble base ...
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2007
22 x 48 inches (55.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Phil Parkes; When Two Worlds Collide  ..., 2007, Original Sculpture Stone, 16 x 21 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2007
16 x 21 inches (40.6 x 53.3 cm)
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Phil Parkes; When Two Worlds Collide  ..., 2007, Original Sculpture Stone, 16 x 21 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2007
16 x 21 inches (40.6 x 53.3 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Preening    Cast Aluminiu..., 2007, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 19 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  Solid cast aluminium sculpture, abstract design with a representational twist as I see bird preening its tail feathers - perhaps others see something completely different - that is great too. ...
Phil Parkes
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2007
19 x 14 inches (48.3 x 35.6 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Tlikrit Ancestral House B..., 2007, Original Sculpture Wood, 14 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  Tlikrit Ancestral House Board ( Traditional) Relief Carving in PoplarHandcarved and Painted in traditional style. ...
Phil Parkes
Original Wood Sculpture, 2007
14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Coming Around  Colorado Y..., 2003, Original Sculpture Stone, 11 x 28 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2003
11 x 28 inches (27.9 x 71.1 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Flow   Marble And Granite, 2007, Original Sculpture Stone, 24 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  Beautiful simple flowing white Vermont marble mounted 'suspended' above granite base ...
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2007
24 x 22 inches (61.0 x 55.9 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Sailing Away, 2007, Original Sculpture Stone, 12 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  White Marble sculpture floating on a grey Granite base  ...
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2007
12 x 30 inches (30.5 x 76.2 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Embrace, 2003, Original Sculpture Stone, 1 x 6 feet.
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2003
1 x 6 feet (0.30 x 1.83 m)
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Phil Parkes; Grace        Cherry, 2003, Original Sculpture Wood, 5 x 14 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Wood Sculpture, 2003
5 x 14 inches (12.7 x 35.6 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Colombina, 2003, Original Sculpture Stone, 22 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 A light and flighty abstraction of a pidgeon reaching to preen its tail feathers perhaps. . . . . . . what do you see? ?...
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2003
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Ruby, 2003, Original Sculpture Wood, 3 x 10 inches.
Phil Parkes
Original Wood Sculpture, 2003
3 x 10 inches (7.6 x 25.4 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Spring Dancer, 2001, Original Sculpture Bronze, 6 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 Spring dancer captures the energy of the dancer in a momentary pause, this lively study portrays in its art an artist at work...
Phil Parkes
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2001
6 x 19 inches (15.2 x 48.3 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Dolphin , 2002, Original Metalsmith, 32 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Dolphin, hand hammered and cut from copper using chasing and repousse techniques. Wall decor....
Phil Parkes
Original Metalsmith, 2002
32 x 14 inches (81.3 x 35.6 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Coming Around, 1999, Original Sculpture Stone, 11 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241 Coming Around in Colorado Yule Marble represents the circle of life - a circle implying wholeness and something complete. The vastly different surface textures - the glassy high polish of the spiraling circle and the roughly textured opposite in the square lower half are like the ups and downs - ...
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 1999
11 x 28 inches (27.9 x 71.1 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Coming Around, 2003, Original Sculpture Stone, 11 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241 Coming Around in Colorado Yule Marble represents the circle of life - a circle implying wholeness and something complete. The vastly different surface textures - the glassy high polish of the spiraling circle and the roughly textured opposite in the square lower half are like the ups and downs - ...
Phil Parkes
Original Stone Sculpture, 2003
11 x 28 inches (27.9 x 71.1 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Spring Dancer, 2001, Original Sculpture Bronze, 6 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 Spring dancer captures the energy of the dancer in amomentary pause, this lively study portrays in its art an artist at work...
Phil Parkes
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2001
6 x 19 inches (15.2 x 48.3 cm)
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Phil Parkes; Heron, 2002, Original Metalsmith, 1 x 6 feet. Artwork description: 241 Heron in copper, representation of one of the birds I am lucky enough to see on my daily walk...
Phil Parkes
Original Metalsmith, 2002
1 x 6 feet (0.30 x 1.83 m)
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Artist Statement

I do not believe that art needs to shock us or reflect back at us all the negativity and horrors in the world today. We are blasted with this by most forms of media way too regularly. I believe that art should enhance our lives and our environment by adding an aspect of beauty. I hope that my sculptures and all the works that I create will bring a small amount of pleasure or even joy in some way to any one who may view them. I do not tell you what to think when you see my work - I just hope that you think something. I believe that each viewer will see something different in a sculpture and even representational works are open to each individual's personal interpretation. I hope you enjoy my work and find some pleasure in viewing or owning . Phil Parkes, stonecarver, sculptor and metalsmith, captures the simple and playful essence of nature in his work. In his Studio he continuously develops and refines his enchanting designs – from abstract carvings in marble to figurative works in stone and bronze. Born and raised in New Zealand, Phil’s inspiration lies in his up bringing, his lifelong love of nature and his passion for travel. Phil’s first home planted the seeds for his later creativity. New Zealand remains a place of stunning natural beauty where the mountains, sky and ocean combine to form a beautiful tapestry. Indeed, Phil chooses to depict subjects both familiar and ...