Absolutely Beautiful! The Fantastic Cast Paper Sculptures of Allen & Patty Eckman!

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Artists Allen and Patty Eckman create amazingly detailed cast paper sculptures using a special technique they themselves perfected.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Allen had discovered cast paper sculpture while photographing a brochure and immediately recognized its purity and the possibilities it had to offer. Cast paper sculpture originated in Mexico, around 1950, but the Eckmans developed their own technique, a proprietary trademark registered as the Eckman Method®. They first mix an acid -free paper pulp in their studio, then cast it into silicone rubber molds taken from original sculptures they created earlier. The paper is pressed using vacuum pressure, and the water is extracted in the same way. After the paper has dried completely in the mold, the hard cast is removed and the process of chasing, cast additions, cast alterations, sculpting and detailing begin. Creating one of their unbelievable paper sculptures is painstaking work that can take up to several months.
-Spooky at www.odditycentral.com

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

The cast paper process is very similar to cast bronze, only the final product is lightweight, pure white and incredibly detailed thanks o the nature of the material used. While Patty is inspired by wildlife, birds and flowers, Allen Eckman is fascinated by his Indian heritage. His great, great, great grandmother was a Cherokee and he has always been interested in Native American culture, the western expansion and the American Civil War.
-Spooky at www.odditycentral.com

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

Art and Image copyright Eckman Fine Art.

For the beauty, the detail and the hard work, Give Us Art! salutes the Eckmans!

Savage1
Savage1Studio.com

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