One of my colleagues showed me today some pictures of the works from the American artists Allen & Patty Eckman and I was completely blown away. First of all I have always been attracted to the Native American cultures and secondly the fact that these meticulously executed sculptures are made out of paper is just fantastic. Allen & Patty Eckman started out in the advertising business out in California but later on moved to South Dakota. Allen Eckman has a great great grandmother who was a Cherokee so I guess he went back to find his roots, and he sure did! They have developed a patent on a process of molding acid free paper under pressure. Paper pulp are put into silicone molds and then pressurize it to remove the water. The hard lightweight pieces are then removed and details are added using a wide range of tools. Some of their pieces can take up to 11 months to make.