Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fabulous Art from Paper





These stunningly detailed sculptures may only be made from paper, but they are being snapped up by art fans for tens of thousands of pounds.(dollars).

The intricate creations depict Native American scenes and took
up to 11 months to make using a specially formulated paper.

Husband and wife team, Allen and Patty Eckman, put paper pulp
into clay moulds and pressurize it to remove the water.
They have been making the creations since 1987 at their home studio,
in South Dakota, America, and have racked up a whopping
$3 million selling the incredible works of art.
The pieces depict traditional scenes from Native
American history of Cherokees hunting and dancing.

Allen explained their technique: "It should not be confused with
papier mache. The two mediums are completely different.
I call what we do 'cast paper sculpture'"
"Some of them we create are life-size and
some we scale down to 1/6 life-size".
See even more here!
I think they are amazing, enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Breathtaking! is this really from paper

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  2. Paper? Really?!?!?! That's amazing.
    Gorgeous.
    jj

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