The Angel by Benjamin Victor

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Benjamin Victor

The Angel


68.58 x 43.18 x 45.72 cm | 27 x 17 x 18 in


  • ARC Purchase Awards ($6,750)
  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Sculpture

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

"The Angel was inspired by photographs taken from model and dancer Dayna Marshall. I was amazed as she effortlessly leapt into the air and took a dynamic, yet delicate pose. In my minds eye, I saw a vision of her as an angel floating weightlessly on outstretched wings. I used the beauty of the lines created by her expert gesture to compose the drapery and wings.

The romantic concept of The Angel speaks of love and death, beauty and frailty, timelessness and temporality. It creates a visual paradox by presenting a young and beautiful angel in a somber pose. She is passionate, yet spiritual. She is ethereal, yet naturalistically rendered. Her enigma is that of all humanity; we are both spiritual and physical beings." - BENJAMIN VICTOR