Edward Leidel Art

Cast Paper Wall Sculpture in St. Catharines, Niagara, Ontario,Canada

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Paper casting combines the creative skill of sculpting with the science of paper making.

I use clay to sculpt the original model in low relief. Then a mold is made of the model. Paper pulp made from 100% cotton or acid-free watercolour paper is made and pressed into the mold to make a casting. Each piece is individually hand cast and pulled from the mold. The paper casting is then mounted on a gallery edge, archival, acid-free painted canvas. The relief is then given three coats of varnish.

Because the casts are made from original molds and only cast on demand, each casting is an individual piece of artwork called a "Multiple Original"