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The fossil find (1-2022) Sculpture

Chad Schonten


Sculpture, Paper mache on Canvas

Size: 40.6 W x 40.6 H x 3.9 D in

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Originally listed for $2,450
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The organic composition is made of strips of paper clay, fixed on canvas using paper mache pulp, finished with (non yellowing) varnish. This work is inspired by time and evolution. I see an impression of a fossil find. A reminder that all life on earth today is the result of billions of years of evolution. Survivors of a brutal evolutionary fight, yet vulnerable to the dramatic changes brought about by men. The strips have not been painted to give the composition a more natural feel. A feel that is amplified by the unpainted area around the artwork and the unpainted frame. Dimensions are including the frame. The work is equipped with hanging hardware (steel wire).

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Sculpture:Paper mache on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:40.6 W x 40.6 H x 3.9 D in

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My work focuses on sculpted patterns. It's a human instinct to look for patterns in anything we see. Being able to recognize patterns is what gave humans their evolutionary edge over animals. Patterns make us feel comfortable. I like my work to be forceful and touchable, by giving it an extra dimension, height. The height also creates shadows which emphasizes the pattern while at other times, depending on the angle of the light, breaking it. The color of my work is usually white. White is a serene color that doesn't distract from the pattern while providing contrast for the shadows. Main theme in my work is motion but I also like to experiment with whatever inspires me, e.g. nature and geometric forms. My material of choice is paper mache. Like clay it can be molded in almost any form. But unlike clay it's light and strong, allowing it to be used in large, hanging wall pieces. The low weight, texture and smell of the material also make it very enjoyable to work with.

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