Sunday, February 3, 2013

After The Bath Sculpture Women

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

It is not so often that I get the opportunity to sculpt two models posing together. However, some years ago in Texas, I was able to host anOpen Sculpture Studio with Austin Visual Arts Association. I hired two great models and did a couple of sculptures of them. It is quite interesting to have people hold a position for hours (with breaks, of course; the body is simply not designed to stay still for very long!) while touching each other. Touch is so personal, even the most seemingly casual or insignificant.

Today’s featured sculpture “After the Bath” is the original “sketch” in clay that I created during a short series of modeling sessions (perhaps three sessions of three hours each?). These photos were taken during the patina (coloring) process out in my wooded studio in Texas. The two women are of different ages and physical physiques. I like the contradiction of shapes and forms. I like the openness of this composition to interpretation. What is yours?

"After The Bath"
terra-cotta, one-of-a-kind
10" h x 18" x 18"
© 2005-2006 Kelly Borsheim

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Happy birthday, Great Aunt Lil in St. Paul!


Theresa Bayer said...

Beautiful and lyrical!

Kelly Borsheim said...

Thank you, Theresa! Were you there when I held that Open Studio?