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Male Nude Figurative Sculpture by Borsheim

"Against the Dying of the Light"

bronze with limestone base
limited edition of 45
56" h x 14" x 13" (total)
30" h x 12" x 12" (bronze figure)
© 2008
Kelly Borsheim

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Against the Dying Of The Light Contemporary Bronze Figurative Sculpture:

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Bronze Figurative Sculpture of Man in Struggle (Shown in Clay Below):

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Against the Dying of the Light Art Sculpture:

Sometimes it feels as though we struggle against something much larger than ourselves. But I am inspired by our desires to achieve our dreams, to find our own unique light, even when it means we move against great odds to find that voice inside. I wanted to exhibit the beauty and triumph in our physical expressions to be free.

Although the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was inspired to write "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" while his father was dying, I felt his line Rage, rage against the dying of the light. could be interpreted more broadly as our struggle for self. Scroll down this page to read his entire poem.

My sculpture "Against the Dying of the Light" is shown here in plastilina (clay) before casting into bronze. You will also see the armature (support structure) that includes the outside pole, connecting to the torso in the bum. Also, steel wires project from the fingertips of the male nude figure. These armature points will not be visible after the sculpture has been cast into bronze, because I resculpt these areas after each wax is cast from the original mold. I have kept the images of this sculpture in clay on this page because I tend to offer pre-casting savings to those on my arts mailing list to reward you for trusting that the bronze will look great based on what you have seen of the clay on a new artwork that you want to have near you.

I wanted this artwork to stand tall and added a stone pillar under the bronze sculpture. I like the simplicity of the base, but also the repetition of the nestled cone shapes pointing upwards. The price listed includes this stone base. As usual, a one-third deposit will hold your bronze for you. Thank you for your interest and support. Contact the studio about this artwork.
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Detail View of the "Against the Dying of the Light":

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

By Dylan Thomas

(27 October 1914, Wales - 9 November 1953, New York)
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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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