This website features sculptures, paintings, photography, and collectibles by wildlife and nature artist Sharon Webb.
Bear Paws - miniature paper mache sculpture
~Sculpting with Papier Mache'~
My sculptures are created using papier mache (commonly referred as paper mache) which is a centuries old medium that sprung to life with soon after the discovery of paper. Over the centuries, different cultures have utilized the medium for a variety of endeavors including armor crafting, furniture building, clock making, parade floats, childrens crafts and fine art sculpting. It is limitless in creative possibilities and with commercialization has evolved into a fine art and crafts medium.
My sculptures spring from a love of wildlife and with each creation I strive to capture the essence of what makes the individual animal unique. My mission is to make an interesting and believable piece of art that appeals to the viewer on several different levels.
Each sculpture is handcrafted with no molds or reproductions. As in nature each animal has its own special qualities. The process I follow with every sculpture involves constructing a "skeleton" and painstakingly applying layers of papier mache paste until the final product is painted and sealed.
Papaer mache is an eco-sensitive product made from recycled materials and the collectors of my artwork not only receive a one-of-kind sculpture but also promote conservation of natural resources for future generations.
~ I have recently renewed a love for photography and am trying to master the intricacies of my camera.
Stay tuned for photos!
Blount County Library, June 2014
Emporium Exhibit - "A Creative Journey" in conjunction with Townsend Artisian Guild. June 6-30, 2014. Knoxville,Tennessee
Moose Wall Hanging - paper mache plaque with leather hanger. Approximate size 3"x8"
Introducing December 2013
"To waste and destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them." Theodore Roosevelt
©2012 Wildlife Art by Sharon Webb.
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