Wall-hung Bronze on stone base 7.25" h x 6" w x 1.75" d
Open edition, each wax is slightly different in drip pattern around edges. Chest Piece depicts a nude man's chest with ruffled finished edges of the crop. It was inspired by the chest of the bronze figure in Against the Dying of the Light.
by Kelly Borsheim
Chest Piece Bathroom Size Bronze Wall Sculpture:
I absolutely LOVE this wall-mounted sculpture! It just keeps growing on me -- from my fascination in pouring the waxes to seeing the bronze emerge from the investment mold to the final patina and waxing process. I adore the textured feel of this bronze that MAKES me yearn to reach out and touch it, as well as the way the light falls on the various surfaces. I also have fun handpicking the stone backing for this small Chest Piece. This figurative sculpture is also available in a size 4 times as large, titled Shield (but at this time is orders only, as he needs to be cast again).
Also, I will sell this without the stone base. I have an idea for my own home to turn one of the edition into a door pull for inside my front door. I will take images of this and post here if I find time to do it. However, each little bronze comes with two bronze extenders in the back for mounting to the stone. This means it should be able to be mounted to anything.
This idea also exists the larger version: Shield [orders only, no stone base, $5600, one-third deposit starts the work, the first two castings sold long ago]
Shield in clay before bronze casting; Artist Kelly Borsheim holds for size comparison.
Shield Large Garden-sized or Gate Decor Bronze Male Nude Sculpture