Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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

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 pounds. 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 £3 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 £47,000

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 favourite of many clients

Hyper-realistic embroidery: tapestries by Jill Draper

Hyper-realistic embroidery: tapestries by Jill Draper

 

Hyper-realistic embroidery: tapestries by Jill Draper


Landscapes painstakingly recreated using just a needle and thread.

Jill Draper holds a photographic panorama behind her tapestry <br />version of the same scene

Incredibly realistic scenes from rural life have been painstakingly recreated by a British artist in her own living room - using just a needle and thread. Jill Draper, 62, creates embroidered tapestries, recreating scenes with astonishing accuracy from photographs. Each picture measuring around 15 by 30 inches contains hundreds of thousands of stitches done by hand and machine

A photograph [left] taken in Autumn 2009 of a heather path, and <br />Jill Draper's hyper-real tapestry of the scene

A photograph [left] taken in Autumn 2009 of a heather path, and Jill Draper's hyper-real tapestry of the scene

A photograph [top] of sunset over a beach in Newport taken in <br />summer 2007; and Jill's tapestry of the beach scene

Jill copies the photograph, painting the landscape onto padded bridal satin or pure silk with fabric dye. She then fixes the painting with heat before embellishing the material with stitches to create depth

A photograph of snow-covered trees taken in winter 2007...

A photograph of snow-covered trees taken in winter 2007...

...and Jill's tapestry of the snow-covered trees

...and Jill's tapestry of the snow-covered trees

Top: a photograph of a snowy Wenhaston, Suffolk in January 2010. <br />Bottom: Jill Draper's realistic tapestry of the wintry scene

Top: a photograph of a snowy Wenhaston, Suffolk in January 2010. Bottom: Jill Draper's realistic tapestry of the wintry scene

Jill Draper working on a tapestry

She picks from her thousands of colours of household cotton or Terylene and applies them with a sewing machine or darning hoop. She hand-sews special detail with pure silk. She sews for around six hours every day and relies on natural light to distinguish between the hundreds of similar shades. She says she takes care to limit the amount of time she spends sewing, as the intense concentration required can make her nauseous

Some of the hundreds of different coloured threads used by Jill <br />Draper

Some of the hundreds of different coloured threads used by Jill Draper

Top: a photographic panorama of a wintry river scene. Bottom: <br />Jill's embroidered rendition of the photo

Jill from Wenhaston, Suffolk, said: "It's a passion and a labour of love - I get a thrill out of seeing the finished product, then I move on to the next piece. Once I get on the machine, I become quite manic and I will work on small areas of the picture, rather than the whole picture. I can work on it for days and then throw it on the floor and say 'It's finished'"

Jill's tapestry of a harbour wall in Starcross, Devon

She works as a full-time embroidery artist and has sold hundreds of pictures through galleries and as private commissions for between £500 to £3,000 for a piece. Jill and her husband Peter have recently bought a plot of land in a nearby Suffolk village and plan to build an eco-home incorporating a gallery for Jill's work

Jill's tapestry of the Shallows, Newport, which she re-created <br />from a photograph

Jill's tapestry of the Shallows, Newport, which she re-created from a photograph

Jill's embroidered lobster pots

Jill's embroidered lobster pots

A tapestry of Blytheborough by Jill Draper

A tapestry of Blytheborough

great aDs of the 2o1o wOrld cup

Dutch Football Federation T-Shirt

Dutch Football Federation T-Shirt

EA Sports – Make the World Wear your Colors

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World Cup on IMAX

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Nike Football 2010 – Do you see what we see?

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Optus Posters

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Virgin Atlantic

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South African Airways

Sunday, June 27, 2010

New Motorola FlipOut

New Motorola FlipOut

Motorola officially announced the Youth guglofon with an unusual form factor and user interface MotoBlur integrated access to social networks Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and full support services Google. Motorola FlipOut - a very compact device. Its size at just 67 x 67 x 17. The upper part of the device with a touch screen (2.8 inches with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels) rotates around one of the corners, opening the QWERTY keyboard. FlipOut managed OS Android 2.1, equipped with Wi-Fi module and A-GPS, electronic compass, 3.5mm jack for headphones, camera, 3 megapixel technology to support Kodak Perfect Touch, noise-canceling CrystalTalk PLUS, 512MB of internal memory and a memory card to 2GB kit. The device operates in quad-band GSM / EDGE and liaises third generation - HSPA 3G. About the price of the gadget so far nothing is known. More images after the break...

New Motorola FlipOut

New Motorola FlipOut

New Motorola FlipOut

New Motorola FlipOut

New Motorola FlipOut

New Motorola FlipOut