Michael Aram Nativity Gold, Limited Edition
Michael Aram Nativity Gold, Limited Edition
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Item# 132416MA
Size: 17 x 5 x 14

This Nativity Scene has been created by artist Michael Aram, who was inspired by his childhood memory of his own family's nativity set and the joy surrounding its installation each Christmas. The beauty of the piece is expressed through its sculptural quality, intricate metal-working techniques, and through the use of mixed metals. Aram was very inspired by the richness of symbolism and meaning embodied in traditional art forms depicting the birth of baby Jesus.

"For me, Christmas is a magical time of year, enhanced by family rituals and decorating the house in beautiful ways. Each year, as we unpacked and assembled our family's Creche, I was reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and the story of Christ's birth. It is as though the assembly of the Nativity captured the essence of the holidays." - Michael Aram

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Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980's, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired to work with craftsmen whose skills he felt were greatly untapped, Aram turned his creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in New Delhi.

Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process, as each piece is lovingly made using age old traditional techniques. The artisan nature of the work imbues it with a soulful quality and an energy, which Aram feels is only possible with work, which reflects the hand of the maker. This energy is further enhanced by the tension of line, form, and meaning that is characteristic of Aram's work. As extraordinary objects, they cause us to pause and consider them, and therefore create a sense of ritual and ceremony in their day to day use.

The objects range from tableware to furniture, both are sold in galleries and specialty stores worldwide. This broad diversity embodies Aram's versatility as an artist who is comfortable working on private commissions, one of a kind piece for gallery shows, or pieces that are affordable to a wider audience.

Bridging the gap between the artist and artisan is a hallmark of Michael Aram's work. Whether in his narrative and figurative "signature" collection, or in his more contemporary 'studio' line, each piece is entirely handmade with no two examples ever exactly the same. The handmade quality of the work allows it to shift beautifully between the realm of fine and decorative art. This enduring melange of quality and originality sits comfortably at home in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.

Appropriately, in Hindi, "aram" means "gently, with peace, with love and care". Repeating this direction mantra-like to the craftsmen, Aram succeeds in making high quality work, which is as much a personal statement, as its appeal is universal.