- Stone ~ Colorado Yule Marble
- 24 x 11 x 17 inches
- Available to a discerning collector
Stargazer is a stone sculpture featuring a marble woman leaning back to look up at the stars. Dreamers, thinkers, and creators, as well as the curious, are the types of people who are like this marble statue Stargazer. Whether together or (often) alone, this activity of looking up towards the heavens or skies is a solitary communion with the universe and a peaceful, calming act.
Figure sculpture, especially stone carving, is artist Kelly Borsheim's passion. This female artist is a direct carver, meaning that she does not just copy a previously made model, but draws directly onto the stone and then cuts away the marble or alabaster or limestone or other rock to reveal the idea.
Stargazer marble carving weighs approximately 140 pounds and will ship from central Florida in a crate. The Yule Marble woman may be displayed indoors, or preferably outdoors as a garden sculpture, to see the sky.
This marble woman gazes up in the sky, in awe. She is carved from Colorado Yule Marble, one of a kind. May Stargazer enhance your sense of curiosity and appreciation. Currently on exhibit at The Palms of Sanford in Sanford, Florida. Will ship from there. Scroll down for images of the carving of Stargazer.
The last three images of the small garden statue were taken during the full moon in October 2005. I had not quite finished the polish on the marble torso, but I loved the light. Marble means "shimmering stone." I wish you could see the subtle transparency, especially in the thinner parts, such as the nose and toes. Stargazer is sealed for protection from dirt and oil (from touch), so please enjoy her without worry. She is marble and may be exhibited outdoors, with occasional cleaning and resealing.
Payment plans are accepted on all of my works, no finance charge. You set the date and the amount that you would like to pay each month. One-third of the price [regardless of when that balance is reached] becomes the non-refundable deposit. [However, in the event that you change your mind or situation, this deposit may be applied towards any other available Borsheim Artwork.] Please contact me if this one-of-a-kind marble sculpture interests you.
Original Art Sculpture - Carving the Marble Stargazer:
The most frequent question I hear is "How long did it take you to do that?" I rarely know. I had created a small figure of this composition of a woman looking up to the sky in early 2003, intending to create a couple sculpture. Next thing I knew summer was upon me and I had no idea for what I wanted to carve at the MARBLE/marble Symposium in Colorado. So, I thought, why not carve my little figure? I received my marble block at the symposium on 15 July 2003.
Stargazer is the most complicated figure I had attempted to carve up to that point. The most difficult thing to do in stone is to have two things touch, without overlap or excess space between them. The image you see below is Day One of my work. I worked on this marble off and on until I finished it on 3 November 2005. There is even film footage of me carving this work in my home studio in Texas in a short film about Bastrop, Texas, that aired on PBS television.
2003 July 16, Marble, Colorado
2003-11-06 in Texas
copyright 2004 Nov 29 Kelly Borsheim
Think. Draw. Carve. Draw. Think. Remove material. Look. Think. Draw. Sculpt. This marble is from the Colorado Yule Quarry. This particular piece of marble has gold veins running through it. Many a late night I have seen her out of my bedroom window in the moonlight. She's the brightest. Marble and moonlight. How sweet is that? This woman is constantly watching the sky. She is enchanted by the mystery of it all. She watches for a shooting star and makes her wish. I hope Stargazer will enchant you as much.