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July 30, 2010

Cast paper sculpture by Allen and Patty Eckman

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The husband-and-wife team have been creating their pieces since 1987 in their home studio in South Dakota.

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Each piece can take up to 11 months to make, using a specially-formulated paper.

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The artists put paper pulp into silicone molds and then pressurize it to remove the water.

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The hard, lightweight pieces are then removed, and the couple painstakingly add detail using a wide range of tools.

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

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The pieces range in scale from life-size to 1/6 life-size.

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They begin as standing nude figures, or animals with limited details (no ears, hair or tail).

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Detail is then created atop the initial objects, using soft and hard paper made by the artists in various thicknesses and textures.

[via Linda Lou Turner]

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Beautiful works. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: antares | Jul 31, 2010 2:34:07 AM

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