Updated: Jul 21
"From the time I was old enough to put pencil to paper, the beauty of the living form, which God has made, has fascinated me. How familiar it is, how common; yet in the interplay of muscle, limbs, and torso I find endless drama. The essence of my role as an artist is to capture that drama at its most poignant moment."
- Ramon Parmenter
Born in Oregon in 1954, Ramon Parmenter displayed a love for art at a young age. Though he enjoyed a wide variety of activities, such as music, dance, drama, athletics, painting, sculpting, and writing, it was the artistic endeavors that he pursued further. So, in order to refine his artistic talents, he attended Walla Walla College, as well as The Southern Oregon College of Art.
But even though art is now his focus, Parmenter employs his other passions when he is sculpting a piece by incorporating impressive movement, strength, and storytelling into his artwork. His favorite things to sculpt include athletes, dancers, and male and female figures, and he was even commissioned to be the official sculptor for the Olympic Scientific Congress held in conjunction with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. It is no surprise that he caught the attention of such impressive patrons, however, as each and every piece he creates defies the presupposed limits of sculpture, seeming to be but a breath away from a vivid life of their own.
As one art critic once stated, "Ramon Parmenter shows a classic genius for drawing and sculpting the living form. Two works possessing the muscular sensuousness of a Michelangelo combined with the elegant flowing forms of Cellini and touched by the classic grace of Canova, this young artist has added his own fearless obsession for risk-taking by showing his figures, not standing on terra firma, but caught in the act of movement, suspended in dramatic special conflict."
Here at Dacels, we offer a wide variety of Parmenter's work that we are proud to display in our shop. If you are interested in purchasing a unique bronze sculpture from Ramon Parmentor, come visit our store to view these stunning, handcrafted statues! They are even more beautiful in person, and we are confident that you will fall in love with them just like we have.