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the silence of sculpture

"Ann and Mary" by sculptor Marika Bordes

John O’Donohue in Eternal Echoes Exploring Our Yearning to Belong writes:

Nietzsche said, “The relationship between music and life is not only that of one language to another; it is also the relationship of the perfect world of listening to the whole world of seeing.”

Sculpture attempts the same presence.  The pure silence of a piece by Barbara Hepworth can catch the quiet symmetry at the heart of things.  Giacometti creates such poignant shapes, long slender figures who seem to be thinning out into the nothingness of the air and the gallery.  It is almost as if they are inhabited by some mystical humility which urges them to let go. . . . Sculpture is a powerful and wistful form of presence.  There is an old anecdote that when Michelangelo was finished carving the sitting Moses, he was so enthralled with the figure’s presence that he tapped him on the knee with his chisel and said, “Moses, get up.”

Seguin Sculptor Marika Bordes’ magnificent sculptures in wood are on exhibit at the Seguin Heritage Museum; if you have not yet visited, do go.  Her art is breathtakingly beautiful.

Moses - by Michelangelo

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Visions in Wood – Marika and her students

If you have not yet visited Seguin’s Heritage Museum – hie yourself there – do not hesitate.

The wood sculptures by Artist Marika Bordes and her students are beautiful.  They live.  They breathe.  They speak.

The exhibit is on both floors of the museum.

 

Gwaihir — a 14-foot masterpiece

 

one of my very favorite pieces . . .

Marika brings life to wood

Artist Marika Bordes

Marika’s sculptures can be recognized from afar because of their graceful and elongated style with pure and bare lines. Approaching her sculptures one often experiences sensations of inner joy, spirituality and serenity. Texas Society of Sculptors

The art pieces, as well as the skills and talents used in creating these fine wood sculptures, will soon be available to all Texans. Artist Marika Bordes, of Seguin, has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2010-2011 Texas Touring Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Bordes is one of only a handful of Texas artists who have been selected for the opportunity. [Marika’s Fine Arts]

sculpting wood - creating beauty

art on the wall – at GRMC

New feature unites hospital and community (article by Felicia Frazar in the Seguin Gazette Enterprise)

The Community Art Wall, located in the west hallway from the Central Entrance, is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily

proud to be an American!

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Marika Bordes (with Jack Linden) is now an American citizen!

Congratulations, Marika!