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Taking Paper to Bronze


Turning Paper in to Bronze

Allen and Patty Eckman have developed a revolutionary process that allows the artists to turn their museum quality paper creations into bronze, while retaining the archival paper (in its original state). This process is only available through Eckman Fine Art. No other artists or foundry in the world knows how to do it. There are numerous benefits to creating bronzes with this new Eckman Method.

•   Archiving the Original

Unlike clay, after the original museum quality cast paper sculpture is molded, the original immerges from the process unharmed. After being properly cleaned, it is completely archival and ready for display. So, if a commission is done this way, there are two pieces; the paper original and the bronze. The paper original is actually more like wood and leather than paper. It is very strong and quite durable.

•   A Lightweight yet Strong Original

Unlike clay, the original museum quality cast paper sculpture is lightweight yet strong, affording many benefits to the mold maker and commissioner alike. Life-size monuments weigh about 40-50 lbs., and are easily transported without forklifts and numerous individuals. The piece can easily be laid down for molding (disassembly if necessary).

•   Uncompromising Detail

Original, museum quality cast paper sculpture can deliver a much higher level of detail than clay. The Eckmans are known for their detail, and their method adapts beautifully to bronzes featuring detail and textures (simply not possible in clay). The process allows for more undercuts that can be molded in place or easily extracted from the original, for molding separately. Many artists have trouble with high detail items like rifles, buttons, insignias, etc. So, they mold real or artificially made items. This is a compromise in clay sculpture that may or may not show up in the finished bronze. The Eckmans sculpt the detail into the original work; making theirs a pure fine art medium without compromise.

 

•   Editions in Bronze and Paper

After the Eckmans create the original sculpture in paper (to be molded), the sculpture is sealed. The mold is taken and the original is archived. Now, the mold can be used for limited editions in bronze, as well as paper. The paper editions will have much more “flying” detail than the bronze, such as individual strands of hair. But the paper editions will be less-costly because there of no foundry charge.

These special limited edition pieces are creations of Allen Eckman. They have never been attempted by any other artist.  The detail is stunning!  There are limited editions (25 each) in bronze and paper.  The “Taking the Bull with the Bow” piece in paper can also be done as a relief. If freestanding or relief, there will only be 25.  Bronze editions are presented on a walnut base (unless otherwise specified).

Taking the Bull with the Bow

Taking the Bull with the Bow

 

 

Paper Edition Freestanding: “Taking the Bull with the Bow”-paper freestanding pedestal in premium acrylic box 36” long 22” high, 14” wide. Pay up front and get  free shipping or 1/2 down and we will contact you for shipping cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking the Bull with the Bow-relief wall hanging

 

 

 

Paper Edition Freestanding: “Taking the Bull with the Bow”-paper freestanding pedestal in premium acrylic box 36” long 22” high, 14” wide. Pay up front and get  free shipping or 1/2 down and we will contact you for shipping cost.

 

 

 

 

Taking the Bull with the Bow-bronze

 

 

 

 

Paper Edition Freestanding: “Taking the Bull with the Bow”- 33” long 20” high, 12” wide, on a walnut base unless otherwise specified. Pay up front and get  free shipping or 1/2 down and we will contact you for shipping cost.

 

 

 

 

Saved From the Flood

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Edition Freestanding: “Saved From the Flood”-paper freestanding in premium acrylic box 15” long 30” high, 15” wide. Pay up front and get  free shipping or 1/2 down and we will contact you for shipping cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze Edition Freestanding: “Saved From the Flood”-bronze 12” long 27” high, 12” wide presented on a walnut base unless otherwise specified.