From the vision of Bobbie Carlyle’s comes a Limited Edition “Self-Made Man” sculpture made out of bronze carving himself from stone, carving his character, carving his future. This sculpture has become one of Bobbie Carlyle’s most successful works. Truly a stunning piece, it is perfect for any entrepreneur who understands what it means to be self made.
This is a wonderful sculpture by artist Bobbie Carlyle. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and has been installed in many public places, businesses and other venues. This particular piece is editioned 232/1000. It is 23″ tall but comes on a rotating wooden and granite base (3.5″) inscribed with the title of the piece and the artist’s name.
The sculpture itself is bronze and has the artist’s signature, edition number, and date on it. Maybe another way to look at this sculpture is that it is a metaphor for man freeing himself from something. In a very Zen way, maybe it’s a metaphor for a man liberating himself from the physical entrapment of the earthbound body – the spirit/soul trying to leave the body, although the body is doing the leaving. Metaphor, that leaves a bunch of room for creative license. Another name for the piece of sculpture might be “I Shall Soon Be Free.” Maybe it’s (profoundly) simply a metaphor for life’s difficult journey.
“I create monumental bronze sculptures that capture bold strength and provocative intelligence. My figures go beyond first impressions to challenge the intellect and cause the viewer to look within themselves for greater meaning. My work reflects my love for classic sculpture, while presenting a modern approach with its presentation and a psychological approach for connection to the struggles and triumphs of life.”
Bobbie’s sculpting career began nearly three decades ago. Her subjects range from wildlife to Western, to figurative and liturgical sculpture. She is internationally known and recognized for her piece entitled “Self Made Man”, and she has numerous other pieces in her portfolio. She’s recently installed a commission piece for the Los Angeles Public School District which is slated for unveiling very soon and has had commissioned several other new and creative sculptures. In addition, she is one of only five artists included in the current process to create a memorial sculpture for Benjamin Banneker planned for placement within the Memorial Core of Washington, D.C.