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Borsheim Art Newsletter:

8 September 2006

by Kelly Borsheim copyright 2006

[man and bird art]

Warrior Spirit
clay for bronze
photo & art by Kelly Borsheim

    CONTENTS:
  1. Warrior Spirit
  2. Three New Bronzes
  3. Shipping Sculpture Up-Date
  4. Subscription Info.

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Dear Reader,

Rejection often leads to other opportunities. We usually just have to find the bright side of it before we can act on what comes next, although I have never succumbed to the common consolation of "well, I did not want that job anyway." I have a more difficult time living with the awareness that I would apply for something that I did not desire than being denied something that I sought.

The idea for my newest sculpture was born at the request of a man seeking a corporate gift for a large board of directors. I was given the concept of "Warrior Spirit" and asked for other specifications that would help me create a composition that would be of interest to this company. I submitted a proposal for a limited edition of 50 bronze figurative sculptures. I lost the commission to a leather desk set. While I have nothing against leather (and I was later told that this was an exceptionally NICE desk set), somehow losing this project to another artist would have been much easier for my psyche to accept.

So, what is the bright side to all of this? Well, I loved my composition enough that I decided to rework my original rough wax maquette into a work of art that is now available to you. And he is no longer "safely corporate." This bronze-to-be depicts a man uplifted with outstretched arms holding a bird of prey (hawk). I wanted to communicate the beauty and strength of man and his kinship with the natural world. See if you can catch other ideas that are imbedded in this composition.

www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2006/warriorspirit.htm

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Three New Bronzes:

Vivacity, Peace, and Tranquillity can now be viewed in bronze:
www.borsheimarts.com/sculpture/2006/tilesmen.htm

They will debut this weekend at the Franklin Barry Gallery in Indianapolis during their First Friday Gallery Walk. They are also available from the studio or any of my galleries you find closest to you:
www.borsheimarts.com/galleries.htm

I will probably create more bas reliefs for this series - of both the male and female figures. This should allow you to show your own individual creativity in how you arrange these small and versatile gems.

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Shipping Sculpture Up-Date:

In my last newsletter I described how to best ship three-dimensional artworks. I got some great responses, including this additional advice from the ever-generous Philip Hoggatt of Carved Stone in Dripping Springs, Texas:

. . . some shippers have rules to follow in order for shipping insurance to be valid, i.e. UPS requires minimum of 2 inches padding between object and box. Also, file [your] claim immediately and save all original packing should shipper exercise the right to inspect prior to settling claim.

I would also like to add to the above that you should read the fine print. Fedex, for example, is happy to have you pay for any amount of insurance you like, but if you read the details, they do not insure artwork, jewelry, furs (or anything that is worth insuring) for more than $500 per package. It may be worth it to you to ship pieces separately or to add additional insurance with another company.

If you would like to review last newsletter's shipping advice, please click here.

In closing, thank you for your continued interest. I enjoy your feedback and friendship.

Thank you for reading.
Peace,
Kelly Borsheim
8 September 2006


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