A friend sent some pictures of paper sculptures made of paper from the husband and wife team of Allan and patty Eckman. I was amazed at what they created from paper and wanted to share a few of them with all of you. The husband-and-wife team have been creating their pieces since 1987 in their home studio in South Dakota. Each piece can take up to 11 months to make, using a specially-formulated paper.
The artists put paper pulp into silicone molds and then pressurize it to remove the water. The hard, lightweight pieces are then removed, and the couple painstakingly add detail using a wide range of tools. Allen Eckman said, "I work on the men and animals, and Patty does the women and children.
The pieces range in scale from life-size to 1/6 life-size. They begin as standing nude figures, or animals with limited details (no ears, hair or tail). Detail is then created atop the initial objects, using soft and hard paper made by the artists in various thicknesses and textures
These stunningly detailed sculptures may only be made from paper - .
They are so beautiful that they have become in demand and bring high prices. The Eckmans have a web site where their work can be seen and ordered.If you would like to see more of these fabulous sculptures go to their web site or type their name in the search bar.