Vadim Bora TributeNew Collector's Book Celebrates the Life & Art of an Asheville Icon.
A guest post by Marilyn Ball.
Although I never knew the late artist Vadim Bora personally, his legacy can be seen all around Asheville. He moved to the mountains in 1993 and his contributions to the local art scene include “Cat Walk” for the Asheville Urban Trail, “On the Mend” (a 10-piece life-sized figurative sculpture) for Mission Hospital’s Reuters Children’s Outpatient Center and “Cornelia and Cedric” — a bronze sculpture of Cornelia Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt family dog Cedric at Biltmore’s Antler Hill Village visitor area (photo below).
Last week I picked up a copy of the new, beautiful retrospective catalog from the recent “Vadim Bora - A Visual Legacy of Expressive Freedom: From Initial Spark to Final Form” exhibit at Warren Wilson College. The catalog is 50 fully illustrated pages plus accompanying text by his wife and curator of the exhibit Constance Richards (Bora) and co-curator, Professor Dusty Benedict of Warren Wilson College.
Vadim’s work is moving and vibrant, and reflects the work of masters. This retrospective catalog makes a wonderful gift and is a must-have for all art lovers.
"In the end, life is quite short. What you leave behind is your legacy, and for an artist — that is his soul poured onto canvas, sculpted into clay and stone." ~Vadim Bora, (1954-2011)
|Cornelia & Cedric. Look for this sculpture at Biltmore's Antler Hill Village.|
December 12, 2012