The Ascetic

Studio Photos of The Ascetic

A few days ago, The Ascetic took up permanent residence in New Braunfels.  Since you will not see him out and about anytime soon, we would like to share these farewell photos with you.  We will surely miss him.

Ascetic Full

Ascetic Half Front

Ascetic Left Front

Ascetic Half left Front

Ascetic back

41st Annual Texas Folklife Festival June 8-10

The Texas Folklife Festival of the University of Texas at San Antonio invited Marika to demonstrate her art of sculpting at the Institute of Texan Cultures.  She gladly accepted the honor to participate.  Come and see Marika on Saturday June 9 from 11:00 am until early evening.

 

Here is the poster:

 

The Cry of Liberty

The Cry of Liberty is Marika’s newest sculpture.  She began the sandalwood sculpture in Haiti many years ago and worked on it from time-to-time in a deliberate manner.  The cry is against the slaveries that we and others impose on us.  Bob Phillips and Texas Country Reporter featured the sculpture in the segment Marika Bordes: The Carousel of Life.  The sculpture did take the trip to the 16th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie, TX.  The sculpture is currently on exhibit at Gallery Nord until January 12, 2012.

The Gallery Nord 

11.11.11 Exhibit: An Auspicious Date

Gallery Hours Wednesday – Saturday

Noon to 5:00

2009 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, TX

210.348.0088

Gallery Nord Website: http://www.gallerynord.com

New Sculptures and Work-in-Progress

This summer Marika completed two sculptures.  The first sculpture displayed is Envolee (Flying) and the second is Irene.  Envolee is made from black walnut and is now in a private collection in Montreal.  Irene is made from cypress knee and was on exhibit at Gallery Nord in San Antonio and is currently displayed at the Hair Haus in Seguin.

Marika is currently working on Liberty.  This piece will be on display at Gallery Nord from November 11 until january 12.  Photos coming soon.

Envolee:

Irene:

The Mighty Gwaihir

In August, Marika is making her majestic sculpture Gwaihir available for purchase, loan or donation.  Below are some details.

Gwaihir

Height: 14’ 2”

Width: 7” 8”

Depth: 4’ 

Medium: Chinaberry wood 

Sculptor: Marika Bordes

Gwaihir is a mythological eagle in the “Lord of the Rings.”  Gwaihir saved Gandalf from the Tower of Isengard and when Mount Doom erupted, he saved Frodo and Sam.

Gwaihir is available for purchase, loan or as a donation to a museum.   If sold, the funds will be used to establish The SeguinSculptors Guild.  The mission of the Guild is to promote the art of sculpting.  The purchase price is $50,000.


All the very best,


Marika and Dennis