T he figure of a young girl represents youth, ambition, and spirit. She has just discovered her wings and, arching her back, is about to take flight to the stars. The Flight of Ecstasy takes inspiration from Rolls-Royce's iconic hood ornament the Spirit of Ecstasy - a figure portraying rapture of the highest order. It represents the beginning of an adventure, the overcoming of fear, and the sheer ecstasy experienced from speed and freedom. Recall the excitement of riding a bicycle at full speed down a hill for the first time in your life - you believe that you can take your hands off the bars and simply take flight. It is that moment, half in this world and half in that of fantasy, that this statue captures with eloquence and grace.
- About 900 hours of work went into this piece, along with 7 ounces of 18K gold and 6 carats of the finest diamonds.
- Flight of Ecstasy sculpture - Object d'art
A rt Deco, or Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theaters, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.