Paper mache shepherd
Handmade papier-mâché sculpture with terracotta ends and iron skeleton covered with straw.
Painted with oil colors and enriched with details and customizations that make it unique.
The statue is in papier mache with head, hands and feet in terracotta.
The sheets of paper soaked in cooked flour glue are placed on an iron skeleton covered with straw and the dress is modeled.
The statue is then painted and enriched with details and customizations.
In this statue you can see all the skill required of the papier-mâché which includes the ability to work paper and clay.
The folds give a particular effect of naturalness to the dress and the face is detailed, thanks to the skilful use of colors and the modeling of clay.
The work is an excellent example of ancient art that enters modernity as a piece of furniture.