SCULPTING WITH PAPIER MACHÊ

I began sculpting with Papier Machê for 2 years.I am interested in using recycled materials, mixed with compatible materials that would give the sculpture flexibility,strenght and durability.I developed a formula where I don´t use flour.
All the materials mixed are water and acrilic based,for compability.The sculptures are solid.I never liked the fragile sensation most paper mache tecniques passed.Indeed,there has to be some patience in the drying process.Some months,from 3 to 8 months,depending on the sculpture.I think the results pay off!!
Contacting me : c.b.art@hotmail.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

BELGIAN HARE, LEBRE BELGA

BELGIAN HARE
SOLID PAPIER MACHE USING
RECYCLED CARDBOARD PAPER
PEROBAWOOD BASE.
H 45 CM

                                  ORIGINS OF THE BELGIAN HARE

The Belgian Hare can be traced back to the  leporine  developed in the early part of the 18th century in the Flanders area of eastern Europe by the selective breeding of domestic and wild European rabbits. 

Leporines were imported from Belgium and Germany to England in the 1870s by  Mr. W. Lumb and his brother-in-law Mr. B. Greaves, importers of small stock from continental Europe. Wilkins (1896) wrote that after their introdiction into England ..." bred continuosly, ostensibly to develop a rabbit of the form, color and fur of the wild hare.
Named 'Belgian Hare' rabbit."  It was explained that the redder colored Leporines resembled the common wild hare of England (lepus Timidus), and a number of adventuresome rabbit aficionados and natural scientists undertook the task of employing selective breeding to make the Leporine look more like lepus Timidus.
These early breeders included  Mr. Lumb, Dr, Barham, and Dr.J Salter a Physian,  Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Zoological Socity. Fellow of the Linnaean Societ, an friend of Charles Darwin. 
Their rabbits were called the "Belgian Hare"-- "Belgian" (to recognize their origin) and "Hare" (to recognize their resemblance to Lepus Timidus which was a true hare).
Text taken from the: BELGIANHARECLUB

 
 
 

 
 
 



 
I REALLY APPRECIATE THE RAW ORIGINAL COLOR OF THE CARDBOARD
PAPER,THOUGH I AM TEMPTED TO COLOR THIS BEAUTIFUL
HARE, IN A FUTURE POST!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GRIZZLY BEAR

GRIZZLY BEAR

SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ
USING RECYCLED CARDBOARD PAPERS
ORIGINAL NATURAL COLOR OF THE PAPER

TOTAL HEIGHT: 42CM  x 15CM
PEROBA WOOD BASE


Monday, September 15, 2014

TATU GALINHA FILHOTE BABY ARMADILLO


 
TATU GALINHA FILHOTE,
BABY ARMADILLO
SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ USING RECYCLED PAPERS,
ACRILIC PAINT AND WOOD BASE.


 
18CM  X  16CM  X  6CM

 
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 5, 2014

SERELEPE BRAZILIAN SQUIRREL

SERELEPE
SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ USING RECYCLED PAPERS
ACRILIC PAINTS AND PEROBA WOOD BASE.
H 22CM x 18CM  x 9CM

SERELEPE IS THE BRAZILIAN COUSIN OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SQUIRREL,
HE IS SMALLER AND LESS FURRIER.

THE NAME SERELEPE IS NATIVE INDIGENOUS,LIKE MANY WORDS AND VOCABULARY
LENT FROM INDIAN TRIBES,AND INTEGRATED TO THE CULTURE.

SERELEPE HAS MANY OTHER COMMON NAMES:
ESQUILO,CAXINGUELE,QUATIPURU,CAXINXE AND CATIAIPÉ.

THEY LOVE TO EAT SMALL COCONUTS THAT HAVE A SWEET JUCY TASTE!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

YOUNG BALLERINA STUDENT

YOUNG BALLERINA
SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ USING RECYCLED EGG CARDBOXES
ACRILIC PAINTS AND WOOD BASE
H 45 CM

 
 

 
 

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

CURURU (CANE TOAD)

CURURU
KNOWN AS CANE TOAD,EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE FROGS.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES,OUR HELPERS IN EATING SO
MANY INSECTS AND PLAGUES.

SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ
USING RECYCLED PAPER FROM EGG BOXES.
FOUND WOOD BASE.
ORIGINAL PAPER COLOR.
 


HEIGHT 18CM BY 18CM BY 13CM





 
 


Saturday, July 5, 2014

MACACO PREGO CAPUCHIN MONKEY

CAPUCHIN MONKEY
TOTAL HEIGHT 26 CM  x 16 CM  x 15 CM
 

SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ
RECYCLED CARDBOARD PAPER
FOUND WOOD BASE
AND ACRILIC PAINT

KNOWN IN BRAZIL AS
'' MACACO PREGO ''
THEY CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER SOUTH AMERICA.
 GREAT MOVIE ACTORS AND ENTERTAINERS!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

EUGÊNIA

EUGÊNIA.
SOLID PAPIER MACHÊ,ACRILIC PAINTS
AND FOUND WOOD BASE.
TOTAL HEIGHT 35CM.
RECYCLED EGG BOXES PAPER.

 
 

BACK VIEW.
 


DETAIL.
 
 


THE PAPER MACHÊ PASTE IS TOTALLY INTEGRATED
WITH THE BASE,MAKING PART OF THE SCULPTURE.




Saturday, May 31, 2014

JABUTI , RED FOOTED TORTOISE

JABUTI PIRANGA
KNOWN AS RED FOOTED TORTOISE.
ARE FOUND IN MANY SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES
HAVING COLOR VARIATIONS.

26 CM LONG , BY 15CM













FOR THIS UNIQUE SCULPTURE I USED 10 EGG CARD BOXES.
RECYCLED EGG BOXES!!!!
FINISHED WITH ACRILIC PAINTS.
 




Thursday, April 10, 2014