Patty Eckman sculpts in paper using a process called paper casting. This involves pressing paper into a hand-made rubber mould to get a basic shape and continuing to transform that shape, sparing no detail, to create this beautiful buffalo head and other extremely life-like figures.
The bison is revered in the Plains Indian culture as a provider of food, shelter, and clothing. Patty Eckman has recreated the majestic animal in paper and mounted it in a protective acrylic casing. The soft texture of the animal’s fur is achieved through a technique that involves scraping the fibrous handmade paper with a razor blade; its fine detail is overwhelming.
Measurements: Width 8.25 | Height 12.25 | Depth 6.25 (inches).
All Measurements are approximate.
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