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 metalworking 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 Christ. "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 store of Christ's birth. It is as though the assembly of the Nativity captured the essence of the holidays."
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- Handcrafted ten-piece nativity scene set.
- Golden oxidized nickel-plate.
- Wipe with a soft damp cloth. Do not clean with any chemical solvents. Do not soak, even in plain water. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces.
- 17"W x 5"D x 14"T.
About Michael Aram:
American artist Michael Aram studied art in New York in the late 1980s before traveling to India on an inspirational journey, where he discovered a rich metalworking tradition that inspired his turn toward handcrafted design. Michael Aram established a home and workshop in New Delhi, where he began crafting objects ranging from tableware to furniture, all of which reflect the hand of the artisan. The tension of line, form, and meaning is a distinguishing characteristic of Aram's extraordinary designs, inspiring thoughtful appreciation and bringing a sense of ceremony in their day-to-day use. Each Michael Aram piece is handmade, so no two items are exactly alike.