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Paper Sculpture



Sculptures of Native American scenes made out of paper by Allen and Patty Eckman

Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           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
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
Husband and wife team Allen and Patty Eckman put paper pulp into clay moulds and pressurise it to remove the water
 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
The hard, lightweight pieces are then removed and the couple painstakingly add detailed finishings with a wide range of tools 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
They have been making the creations since 1987 at their home studio, in South Dakota, America, and have racked up a whopping $6 million selling the works of art 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
The pieces depict traditional scenes from Native American history of Cherokees hunting and dancing 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
The most expensive piece is called Prairie Edge Powwow which sold for $100,000 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
Allen said: "We create Indians partly because my great, great grandmother was a Cherokee and my family on both sides admire the native Americans... 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
...I work on the men and animals and Patty does the women and children" explains Allen 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
"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." 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
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" 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
..."Some of them we create are lifesize and some we scale down to 1/6 lifesize" 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
"These sculptures are posed as standing nude figures and limited detailed animals with no ears, tails or hair" 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
"We transform them by sculpting on top of them - creating detail with soft and hard paper we make in various thicknesses and textures. 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
"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." 
Paper art                                                           of Native                                                           American                                                           indians made                                                           by Allen and                                                           Patty Eckman
An Indian mother holding her baby is a favorite. 


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