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Borsheim Art Newsletter:

6 December 2005

by Kelly Borsheim copyright 2005

[marble art]

Stargazer
in the full moon's light
17 October 2005
photo & carving by Kelly Borsheim

    CONTENTS:
  1. Sincere Sculpture
  2. Other New Art
  3. Gift Certificates
  4. Learn to Carve Stone
  5. Subscription Info.

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Dear Reader,

My friend Vasily Fedorouk loves to teach people that sculpture means "to remove material." The first time I heard him say that, I had to go look it up. Sure enough, the word 'sculpture' originally referred to only the subtractive method of creating 3-dimensional art.

Some time ago, my friend Jim Teachey, a pewtersmith in North Carolina, shared this with me:
I'm a huge fan of word origins myself. I'm learning biblical Greek and it's amazing to see how many of our English words have roots in the Greek language. The word "sincere" comes from Latin. Break it apart and you have "sine" (without) "ceres" (wax). When marble columns were being cut from the quarry, often nicks and cuts would mar the marble surface. Stone cutters would put white bee's wax in these cuts to hide the blemish from an unsuspecting buyer. Of course, once the stone was in place, the hot sun would melt the wax causing the blemish to appear. Therefore, being "sincere" means you are the real thing. No imitations or trickery. You are "without wax!"

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to my most recent sincere sculptures.

The first one is Stargazer carved from Colorado Yule Marble. There really is nothing that gives the same experience as viewing white marble in the moonlight. That and always being fascinated by our place in the universe were the inspirations for "Stargazer." Check her out online at:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2005/stargazer.htm

I have had so many requests for more lips that I had to respond. On exhibit at the Franklin Barry Gallery in Indianapolis, take a look at this two-stone combination, Lips With Tie:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2005/lipswithtie.htm

And the newest member of the collection:
Yin Yang was a collaboration with the amazing Emerald Yule Marble from Colorado, featuring these almost unreal lime green streaks through this otherwise white marble with gold veining. To me, the green color is of such a hue and brightness that it almost looks manmade (think snowcones). The stone seems to change between warm and cool. I love it! However, this artwork is a little bit naughty. So if naughty does not appeal to you, then by all means, do not click here:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2005/yinyang.htm

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Other New Art:

  • Compatibility is now a bronze:
    www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2005/couple2.htm

  • Ten - the small version now has a new look with a new stone. Only three are available at the moment.

    [silver nitrate bronze] [silver nitrate bronze]
    "Ten" # 30 (full view); # 29 is the detail shot
    Silver patina & grey fossil marble

    (My apologies: the red you see reflected in the silver is my sweatshirt.
    Why I cannot seem to learn not to wear bright colors when I photograph my art is beyond me.)

    To view more images of "Ten", click here.

  • And a few new paintings that I forgot to announce last time, including The Thinker and Pleasure:
    www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room06.htm

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Gift Certificates:

Would I sound obnoxiously biased if I suggested that original art is a wonderful gift idea all year round? Well, so be it. If you are interested in giving a Borsheim artwork or assist someone in obtaining a piece of art and for some reason, we are both worried that the artwork will not arrive in time, I would be happy to create a personalized, printable gift certificate (in any amount) for you. I will upload it to my Web site with a private address and then e-mail the URL to you. You can print it out at your convenience, and still meet your deadline. If you would like to place an order, please use my secure order form:
https://ssl.securenameservers.com/borsheimarts/buyart.htm

And thank you.

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Learn to Carve Stone:

Just a quick reminder that the early registration deadline (with a 10% discount) for the stone carving workshop I will be teaching with my mentor Vasily Fedorouk is January 10, 2006. For more information, please visit:
borsheimarts.com/workshop.htm

In closing, I hope that you enjoy each season's joys (and that you have been watching the planet Venus carousing with the crescent moon) and take some time out of your day to live a little. I also hope to hear from you soon. 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
6 December 2005


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