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Diver Stone Carving Sports Art Marble Verticle Male Figure Sculpture Black Granite Base
Diver Stone Carving Sports Art Marble Verticle Male Figure Sculpture Black Granite Base
Diver Stone Carving Sports Art Marble Verticle Male Figure Sculpture Black Granite Base
Diver Stone Carving Sports Art Marble Verticle Male Figure Sculpture Temporary Grey Stone Base
Break in the marble during carving, glued by the artist, chips in stone
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Break in the marble during carving, glued by the artist, chips in stone

Diver Stone Carving Sports Art Marble Verticle Male Figure Sculpture

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  • 18 x 5 x 7 inches
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Diver (Marble Sculpture)

Marble [possibly from Turkey? brick red, grey, and white, patterns]
figure is 16 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
Black Granite Base [triangular slab]
Ships from Norfolk, VA USA
copyright 2018 Kelly Borsheim

 

     The thin stick of marble was given to me by Dilbara Arapova, the wife of my late friend and mentor, the Ukrainian-born sculptor, Vasily Fedorouk [d. August 2009].  It sat with me for a while before I came up with an idea.  I wanted to carve a figure, but the patterns would compete with any detail. 

 

     The Diver idea emerged, so to speak.  Curves, anatomy, but simplified... the way that Vasily tried to teach me to do during the carving of my Lips of Life.  It was a fond memory for me of his being at my home in central Texas co-teaching a stone carving workshop in 2006.  We watched the Luge sport during the Winter Olympics... he told me to see how the uniforms glossed over the figures, simplifying, but not obliterating. 

Diver Turkish Marble Putting as much Curve in the art as possible in the stone

 

I tried to get as much curve into this stone as I could.

Carving the marble male figure of the Diver in Turkish stone

Carving the marble male figure of the Diver in Turkish stone

Carving the marble male figure of the Diver in Turkish stone

Carving the marble male figure of the Diver in Turkish stone

Diver Work-in-Progress Shaping Stone into Male Figure

     I hope that you enjoy this piece.  Do note that I carved this shortly after I broke my wrist and had the cast removed.  I must confess this:  I was sitting down working on my lap [my wrist broke because of my knee giving out, after two unhealed injuries in 2016].  At one point, my beloved landlord's dog, Gregory da Pisa, jumped up on my leg to see what I was doing, and the sculpture rolled off of my lap onto the ground.  The legs snapped off.  I was devastated!  However, I decided to glue it together and keep working.  I would like this piece to find an adoring home, but I am also happy to keep this sentimental work for myself.  Destiny will determine his fate, no?

    A couple of images were taken of the final sculpture with the original base, which I left in Italy.  The new base of black granite is with the piece in Norfolk, Virginia and gives a lovely reflection to the marble.

 Diver marble male figure Break In Legs in Turkish stone

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