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Paper Sculptures of Native American Scenes

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Paper Sculptures of Native American Scenes
by Allen and Patty Eckman

These stunningly detailed sculptures may only be made from paper, but they are being snapped up by art fans for tens of thousands of 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 molds and pressurize it to remove the water.

The hard, lightweight pieces are then removed and the couple painstakingly add detailed finishings with a wide range of tools.

They have been making the creations since 1987 at their home studio in South Dakota, and have racked up a whopping [US] $3 million selling the works of art.

The pieces depict traditional scenes from Native American history of Cherokees hunting and dancing.

The most expensive piece is called Prairie Edge Powwow which sold for US$47,000.

Allen said, "We create Indians partly because my great, great grandmother was a Cherokee and my family on both sides admire the native Americans."

"I work on the men and animals and Patty does the women and children", explains Allen.

"I enjoy most doing the detail.  The paper really lends itself to unlimited detail.  I'm really interested in the Indians' material, physical and spiritual culture, and that whole period of our nation's history I find fascinating.  From the western expansion, through the Civil War and beyond is of great interest to me."

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 lifesize and some we scale down to 1/6 lifesize."

"These sculptures are posed as standing nude figures and limited detailed animals with no ears, tails or hair."

"We transform them by sculpting on top of them - creating detail with soft and hard paper we make in various thicknesses and textures."

"We have really enjoyed the development of our fine art techniques over the years and have created a process that is worth sharing. There are many artists and sculptors who we believe will enjoy this medium as much as we have."

 


User Comments:
Jonas - Sep 22, 2010 12:01:01 — I don't know anything about these artists or their work, other than what's written above. This was sent to me in an email. I just thought it was impressive, so I put it here for others to enjoy.
daniel - Nov 26, 2010 10:00:44 — chuj mnie pierdoli jakie to wyjebane w pizde!
Jonas - Nov 26, 2010 01:10:17 — Easy for you to say.
Tracy- U.K - Nov 27, 2011 07:04:29 — Wowee these are the most fantastically stuning pce of art i have ever seen and because they are white it seems so pure. truly artist from the heart.
Anita Stewart - Jan 18, 2012 11:06:39 — Just visited the Booth Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. I was extremely impressed by the intricate details and realistic results from the technique. What a treat to experience this media and such outstanding pieces!
prem - Jun 10, 2015 12:22:02 — great art
Alison Newman - Jun 10, 2015 04:38:53 — Totally stunning. I would love to learn how to do this.
Laboy - Feb 13, 2017 08:57:40 — So where can I buy one of these. Very wonderful. eng588th@yahoo.com

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