Limited Availability: Sculpture by Vasily Fedorouk
I met my future mentor Vasily Fedorouk at the MARBLE/marble
Stone Carving Symposium in Colorado in the
summer of 2001. He was only there for four days as he took a huge block of marble and proceeded to rough out a belly dancer
fountain. I thought he was a god; I had never seen anyone do such a thing and with so much beauty in the result, apparent even
early on. I had never carved marble before and luckily, my carving
space was not far from his in this wooded workshop. For four days I watched the stone disappear and take shape as he
carved with diamonds. Each evening, we drank vodka and spoke about art. He was a generous teacher and interested in my questions,
even though he was shocked by the lack of art education that I had received.
Born in 1950 in the province of Kobaki of Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, Vasily Fedorouk spent his childhood surrounded by the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains. In 1966 he entered the Kosov Art College and later specialized in sculpture at the prestigious Lviv Academy of Art from 1972 through 1977. He worked as a sculptor ever since. He was a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1982. Vasily's works have been exhibited internationally and are in private and public collections in the USA, Ukraine, Russia, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Brazil, Norway, Korea, Israel, and Turkey. Several of his sculptures are in the permanent collections of museums in Ukraine and Russia.
Our friendship continued to grow over the years and the miles. He taught me much through images he sent to me of his new works and our occasional talks over the phone. I visited him in Chicago, after he moved his family from Seattle. Twice he came to Texas to teach a stone carving workshop with me. He was sometimes brusque, but his frank talk shaped me and made me a much better artist than a softer voice might have done. I trusted him completely and loved him unconditionally, despite our sometimes different views on non-art subjects.
I was horrified when I learned of his sudden death
in 2009. However, I have remained friends with his family in America. And recently his wife Dilbara decided that she
was ready to allow a few of Vasily's artworks in her private collection to go into other art collections. She has asked me to help her find collectors who
will appreciate the quality designs and ideas that Vasily had.
For this, I am posting images of original sculptures carved by Vasily Fedorouk. I myself own a couple of this great
artist's works and I never cease to appreciate the beauty of his lines and simplicity of form that shows so much emotion.
If you would like more information about how to acquire the following original sculptures, please
contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me [Kelly Borsheim] know
which piece interests you. Thank you so much.
Figurative Stone Sculpture by Vasily Fedorouk
one of a kind
21" x 10" x 6.5"
"Cloud" stone sculpture by Vasily Fedorouk
(More images below)