Bas-Relief Sculpture In Leather
World renowned gallery pieces featuring original leather portraiture, fine art
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Cowboy collectable art and T-shirts.
Unique and hand-carved portraits and scenes are not only exquisite oil
but also low-relief sculptures - with amazing detail in leather.
Skilled in the more traditional
forms of painting and sculpture, Robert Pace Kidd takes an age-old medium -
leather - into the realm of fine art with an exclusive technique of carving
and coloration much sought by art critics and collectors alike.
commissioned Portraits include Larry
and Maj Hagman, Ronald Reagan and the Republican National Party, Dale
Velzy and the Lockhead Corporation.
Creating in a medium that combines not
only two generations of knowledge in traditional saddlery,
but the virtuosity of a fine artist, Robert Pace Kidd (RPK) captures the rugged individualism of the west and its
His commissioned portraits bring a three dimensional aspect that
gives astonishing life and energy to the RPK art piece. His type of
artistry creates a living monument to a subject, unfelt in centuries.
Using the traditional tools of saddlery
and implements of his own creation, each square inch of
bas-relief is hand sculpted under countless blows, indelibly
recording every detail. It is a precise art, for one slip of
the hammer could ruin an entire piece.
Once the sculpture
is complete fine art pigments suspended in a wax-based
medium are then employed to add color. Magnifying the mood
and character of the sculpted subject. Because each piece
takes several months to complete, and RPK is the only known artist with this
technique, there will never be an
oversupply of his fine art.
Copyright © 1999 [R.P.Kidd]. All rights reserved. Art for
home/personal use only. For commercial or other usage rights, contact R.P. Kidd.
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Revised: January 17, 2007