Red-Tailed Hawk cast in bronze with deluxe patina set upon a black granite base.
Mike Fields BiographySculptor Mike Fields began learning technique, form and design from his father at an early age. Growing and maturing with each new work, he is determined to continue to refine his style and technique in a quest for perfection. With time and consideration, Mike breathes life into his creations and develops his gift for realism with each precise movement of his instrument. Quality workmanship is never compromised in order to release a new work into the marketplace. Each piece can require from 500 to 2000 hours to complete and each new composition demands increased attention to meet his accelerating expectations.There seems to be subjective as well as objective measures of art. Although art is subjective in its nature, I think objective qualities such as attention to craftsmanship and the depth of thought that go into a work are necessary to support the power of the piece. I am only beginning to understand that art is much more than a mechanical process. A painting or sculpture can be well-executed, yet fail to evoke emotion. I believe the true challenge to an artist is to bring the work to life. Mikes deep inquiry into style, culture and methodologies molds his work into powerful pieces. His fathers tutoring emphasized the importance of proper proportions and attention to detail. The journey into the creation of Mikes own art has added a restless and continuing obsession with improving the depth of his skill and emotion he conveys. The very recognition of beauty is an art. It is from that recognition that I am beginning to gain a deeper inspiration and I am forever humbled. Art offers a rare opportunity to share a point of view, aesthetically or intellectually with others, says Mike.Mike is beginning his venture into a focus on equine art. He believes that the structure of a horse offer every opportunity to express his skill and love of form. His first horse sculpture is of a Friesian horse which will be followed by several other Friesian horse statues of various compositions. Later, Mike would like to do several Arabian horse sculptures and is available for custom commission. Young Fields has already gained recognition from art collectors and dealers nationwide.