Welcome! See Italy (and more) through the eyes of an artist: American sculptor and painter Kelly Borsheim creates her life and art in Italy and shares her adventures in travel and art with you. Come on along, please and Visit her fine art work online at: www.BorsheimArts.com
ago, I held a Kickstarter fundraiser to cast into bronze many of my wax sculptures
that I created when I left my home studio in Texas and began attending an art
school in Florence, Italy.Years later, I
could not stand the idea of losing all of that work just because the market
dropped out (and/or maybe it was my fault for not keeping up with the marketing
end of my business once I got to Italy).The fundraiser was successful in that we raised the money for the
the foundry did not live up to its word, entirely.As the deadline neared, it was clear that
they were not going to finish my work.My regular foundry had retired and while I got quote from several others
with whom I was familiar, I chose to work with another family run foundry I had
known and worked with for years.However, these folks are also sculptors and in the end, they chose to
prioritize their own project over those of their clients.I ended up picking up my unfinished bronze
sculptures.So, the waxes were saved as
bronzes, but the work was not entirely finished.
the recent holiday weekend chasing bronzes.This means that I carved my sculptures, removing bronze sprue connection
points and investment mold pieces.It
was a lot of work on 28 individual sculptures.Next will be to straighten out any bends in the metal so that the
bas-relief sculptures lie flat, drill holes for mounting, clean them from all
fingerprints, and then John and I will add the patinas (coloring) and
protective covering, then mount to the stone bases, where appropriate.
of the timing for this trip back to Texas is that I arrived in time to see the
famous bluebonnets.I hope that you
enjoy these images and thanks for sharing in the art journey.
I will be
leaving Texas in less than a week and traveling to Florida to help my baby
sister celebrate her marriage.After
that, I will be traveling to see more family in North Carolina and Virginia
before arriving at Don Elliott’s Franklin Barry Gallery on Monday, May 15.I hope to see you there, or later in Austin,
Texas, for a visit [see event information below].
Monday, May 15, 2017:Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Franklin Barry Gallery aka The Frame Shop, Indianapolis [normal gallery hours
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.]; 617 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana46204;Tel.317.822.8455
Friday and Saturday, May 19-20,
Artsier presents LiberArte event spettacolo!
May 19, 2017from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
May 20from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where:615 W. 7th St., 8th Floor, Austin, Texas