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The Unwritten Future, two views of bronze sculpture, one man sits on a giant lily pad and looks up at his friend, another man hanging with one arm  from a bending cattail. Will he fall?  The shadow gives a glimpse of an optimistic outcome. small bronze figure sculpture
Detail of man sitting and leaning back to look up to the other man.  This image shows the lovely green patina with rings for subtle texture on the giant (to him) lily pad bronze sculpture
Whole view of tabletop sculpture statues of two men with lily pad and two cattails.  Life is so uncertain!  Thanks Lyle Lovett for those words. Artist Kelly Borsheim bronze art
Looking down on the little bronze man sitting on a lily pad as he looks skyward.  bronze sculpture by Kelly Borsheim
The Unwritten future... a man hangs on with one arm while his body swings on the tip of a cattail.  bronze sculpture that contemplates choices
limited edition bronze sculpture detail of seated man.  signature on left, edition number to the right of the cattail stems.  bronze sculpture by Kelly Borsheim The Unwritten Future
Back view of nude man hanging freely.  will he fall?  Will he choose to live?  The future is not written, a sculpture about choices by artist Kelly Borsheim
Another view back side of sitting man looking upwards.  Curious about the future in this bronze tabletop sculpture by Kelly Brosheim
Shadow of the bronze sculpture The Unwritten Fugure shows a man hanging from cattails in a fantasy proportion. Sculpture by Kelly Borsheim
Bob Fosse hand with extended fingers gives the impression that the bronze figure hanging from one arm is a little nervous.  What does his future hold?  art about choices
Nude man swings precariously in this bronze sculpture about choices and decisions.  Will he fall or save himself in this situation?
another view of figure bronze statuette by Texas-based artist Borsheim
patina close up of green lily pad and little bronze figure man.  Sculpture by Kelly Borsheim Borsheim Arts Studio.
The Unwritten Future ~ Bronze Sculpture
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, The Unwritten Future, two views of bronze sculpture, one man sits on a giant lily pad and looks up at his friend, another man hanging with one arm  from a bending cattail. Will he fall?  The shadow gives a glimpse of an optimistic outcome. small bronze figure sculpture
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Detail of man sitting and leaning back to look up to the other man.  This image shows the lovely green patina with rings for subtle texture on the giant (to him) lily pad bronze sculpture
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Whole view of tabletop sculpture statues of two men with lily pad and two cattails.  Life is so uncertain!  Thanks Lyle Lovett for those words. Artist Kelly Borsheim bronze art
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Looking down on the little bronze man sitting on a lily pad as he looks skyward.  bronze sculpture by Kelly Borsheim
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, The Unwritten future... a man hangs on with one arm while his body swings on the tip of a cattail.  bronze sculpture that contemplates choices
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, limited edition bronze sculpture detail of seated man.  signature on left, edition number to the right of the cattail stems.  bronze sculpture by Kelly Borsheim The Unwritten Future
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Back view of nude man hanging freely.  will he fall?  Will he choose to live?  The future is not written, a sculpture about choices by artist Kelly Borsheim
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Another view back side of sitting man looking upwards.  Curious about the future in this bronze tabletop sculpture by Kelly Brosheim
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Shadow of the bronze sculpture The Unwritten Fugure shows a man hanging from cattails in a fantasy proportion. Sculpture by Kelly Borsheim
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Bob Fosse hand with extended fingers gives the impression that the bronze figure hanging from one arm is a little nervous.  What does his future hold?  art about choices
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, Nude man swings precariously in this bronze sculpture about choices and decisions.  Will he fall or save himself in this situation?
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, another view of figure bronze statuette by Texas-based artist Borsheim
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, patina close up of green lily pad and little bronze figure man.  Sculpture by Kelly Borsheim Borsheim Arts Studio.
  • Carica l'immagine nel visualizzatore di Gallery, The Unwritten Future ~ Bronze Sculpture

The Unwritten Future ~ Bronze Sculpture

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"The Unwritten Future"

  • 19" h x 7" w x 6" d
  • bronze, limited edition of 99
  • © 2011 Kelly Borsheim
  • $1500, shipping included [ships from central Florida]

"The Unwritten Future" Contemporary Bronze Male Figurative Sculpture:

     I have been talking with a few friends recently about the topic of courage. People often tell me that I am so brave to do … fill in any activity you like. For example, many times they will say that I was brave to just pick up and go to Italy. My friends have had similar experiences.

 

     But is it brave to do something that you feel needs to be done, especially when you recognize that what you are currently doing is not working? I had stopped growing. I went to Italy to become a better artist. It took me longer to get there than I had hoped, but somehow I knew it was necessary to be surrounded by the art there and to see for myself how it was possible to live with many different forms of art everywhere. [It is amazing, by the way!]

 

     This new bronze is titled “The Unwritten Future” and is a play on my bronze “Cattails and Frog Legs.” Instead of the original amphibians, one man hangs by one hand from the end of the cattail, while another man sits on the lily pad below, watching in anticipation. Sure life can throw in her little surprises, but in essence, we all have an “unwritten” future until we have made a choice and taken the corresponding action.

 

     I like the particular view of the bronze that I have chosen to share with you (top of page). The shadow cast by the sun implies that the hanging man will not drop, but will choose to grab hold. It is optimism in a precarious situation.

 

Bronze Casting Male Figurative Sculpture "The Unwritten Future"

     When I received an opportunity to cast bronze in Austin, Texas, at the Atelier 3-d with artist and teacher Steve Dubov, I signed right up. Always interested in process, Steve uses a different kind of investment mold and alters his technique for the lost wax bronze casting method that I had learned years before at the Elisabet Ney Sculpture Conservatory where I taught anatomy.

 

     So, I created a couple of new sculptures in wax. In my art post on April 15, I shared something of my creating the sprue, the wax sculpture connected to a wax funnel that will all ultimately become bronze.

 

     The original sculptures of the two male figures were created directly in wax, using primarily dental type of tools and occasionally heat. Temperature is everything; even a degree makes a difference. Working with wax the way in which I do generally allows me to create a more textured piece of art. It is interesting to work with something so dark. It helps me to see the overall shape as an abstraction.

 Artist Kelly Borsheim welds together a wax sprue connecting her future bronze sculpture using the Lost Wax Bronze Sculpture technique

The image above shows me working the wax sculpture on/creating the sprue. Below, I am holding my sprue to keep it from floating, pour funnel at the top opening with the sculptures deeper, parallel to the side walls. Steve is pouring a mixture of plaster, playground sand, and water into the mother mold. Once this mold has set, holes will be lightly punched into just the metal tubing to release steam later during the pouring of the molten bronze.

Sculptor / Painter Kelly Borsheim's Blog: Lost Wax Bronze Casting (artbyborsheim.blogspot.com)

creating bronze sculpture by casting with the Lost Wax method

 This tabletop bronze sculpture "The Unwritten Future" is about courage and risk-taking. Have you heard people say, "You are so brave to do _____ (fill in any activity you like)."
     Is it brave to do something that you feel needs to be done, especially when you recognize that what you are currently doing is not working?  Kelly, the artist, felt that she had stopped growing after her divorce.  This artwork was an expression of the uncertainties she felt, as well as having the courage to totally change her life and try a new adventure.
     This figure bronze sculpture is titled “The Unwritten Future” and is a play on the bronze “Cattails and Frog Legs.” Instead of the original amphibians, one man hangs by one hand from the end of the cattail, while another man sits on the lily pad below, watching and wondering. Conversation starter for your coffee or entryway table.
Ships from central Florida.

 

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