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Borsheim Art Newsletter:

16 May 2005

by Kelly Borsheim copyright 2005

[bronze male nude art]

"Against the Dying of the Light"
shown here in clay
art & photo by Kelly Borsheim

    CONTENTS:
  1. Against the Dying of the Light
  2. Calendar
  3. Book Invitation
  4. Teaching Schedule
  5. Book Review: The Sculpture Reference
  6. New Web Site
  7. Subscription Info.

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Dear Reader,

I sometimes like to observe how the emotion of love manifests itself into different types of action. So many other variables seem to come into play. While all of my art is in some respects a self-portrait (a narcissistic love affair?), some pieces -- such as this next one -- are more directly so.

In 1995 I slammed my body into concrete in a Toys"R"Us store in Austin, Texas. Still complaining of a crippling neck pain after about three months, my father made me promise to go see a doctor and get an X-ray. Over the next several years while I worked to heal my spine, I was forced to deal with the doctor phobia that I have had since I was a child. While trying to ascertain the origin of my fear by talking to my family members, my father shared, "When you were little, there were times when you would fly into this huge rage, a deep guttural roar coming out of you while your fists were clenched in an 'Incredible Hulk' posture, your face all red. It scared me because it seemed that you had no control over what was happening to you. It seemed as if something else had taken over my little girl."

Although I had mostly forgotten these episodes and I have many more wonderfully happy memories of my childhood, I have been well aware that anger has been a terribly strong force in my personality. Over the course of my lifetime, I have learned to harness this emotion into a motivating energy for good, or at least to understand it as a wake-up call for addressing an issue that touches my soul.

What has all of this to do with love's manifestation? Love is often connected to fear. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of not living up to some imagined expectations. Most of the time, as I find myself coming to the end of the creation process, I cannot wait to finish a work and then tell you all about it. I think that fear may be one of those variables that has caused me to "sit" on introducing you to this next sculpture -- that I absolutely love.

"Against the Dying of the Light" is my expression of the beauty and frustration we exhibit when we struggle within or with something that feels larger than ourselves. I hope you enjoy him:

borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2005/ragerage.htm

As usual, I will be offering a special pre-casting savings for this clay sculpture that will be cast into a limited edition bronze. Offer expires on my next birthday -- July 31. Details on the Web page listed above.

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Calendar:

In addition to the ongoing Dominion exhibit in San Antonio (which closes after 22 May), I will exhibit during the Dripping Springs Community Library Pond & Garden Tour this Saturday. And I will be showing you a nearly completed marble sculpture. Stone carver Philip Hoggatt invited me to help him showcase his new sculpture garden during this one-day event on Saturday, May 21.

Look online for my complete list of art appearances, including Chicago in July and Indianapolis in September, as well as several Texas-based art happenings. For details and contact information, please visit:
borsheimarts.com/exhibits.htm

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Book Invitation:

Borsheim Arts Studio would like to include you in a new project. My sister Amber Plank of Chameleon Print Design in Chicago and I have begun working together to create a book about "Phase I" of my career. Tentatively titled, "Artist Kelly Borsheim: The Beginning", the book will feature artwork created approximately between the years 1992 and 2004, including never-before exhibited works.

In appreciation to those who have supported the beginning development of my artistic journey, I'd like to include you in this book. We will try to fit in as many quotes as appropriate. Please take a moment to send in your thoughts -- you can do it online at:
borsheimarts.com/book.htm

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Teaching Schedule:

June seems to be teaching month for me. I will be teaching two short sculpture workshops for children (ages 8-10, on June 8; ages 11-13 on June 15) and one class for adults on June 18 at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin. Contact the museum for details:
http://umlaufsculpture.org

And later (June 25-26) I will be teaching a longer adult/young adult workshop about how to sculpt hands and feet at the Sculpture Academy of Austin. To register, visit:
www.sculptureacademy.com

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Book Review: The Sculpture Reference Illustrated by Arthur Williams

When I first look at a book, I start from the back. Imagine my surprise when I realized a sort of pattern emerging as I began to examine this hot-off-the-presses book titled The Sculpture Reference Illustrated by longtime sculptor and professor Arthur Williams.

The Sculpture Reference has over 1,100 color images and represents almost 300 contemporary living sculptors within its pages. The book is an encyclopedia specifically about 3-dimensional art. It offers definitions for practically any sculpture-related term you can think of (organized alphabetically) and then gives a fairly in-depth description of how that term is used in sculpture, with helpful cross references. This hardback book is easy to read and useful for people of all ages and interests. I especially enjoy the variety of art styles and artists included. I know that I will be referring back to my copy for education and inspiration.

If you would like to see sample pages of The Sculpture Reference Illustrated, please visit Mr. Williams' Web site:
www.sculpturebooks.com

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New Web Site:

On the advice of my friend Bill DesLauriers, I created a new Web site that features one of my bodies of work. Check it out at:
tastefulmalenudes.com

In closing, I hope to hear from you soon and I enjoy your feedback.
You may always check my Web site for the gallery nearest you:
borsheimarts.com/galleries.htm

Thank you for reading.
Peace,
Kelly Borsheim
16 May 2005


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