|Over Land and Sea 48" x 78"|
I find these Canvas on Edge sculptures by artists Jason Hallman and Stephen Stum of Stallman Studio Gallery in Seattle to be incredibly appealing. Reminiscent of modern day quilling, but more approachable and at the same time, showier, due to the much larger scale than typical paper filigree.
|Nucleus 16" x 16" x 2"|
"Canvas on Edge is conceived from large sheets of raw canvas measuring 4ft x 100ft, which is then hand-painted and cut. Each articulating segment is uniquely molded and placed on its edge. Just like an artist would seal a painting, each sculpture is sealed using an archival varnish that protects it from moisture and UV light."
|Deep Blue Sea 38" x 50"|
I was curious if Jason and Stephen first do an on-edge paper prototype before starting a new piece, but they answered that they do not.
"We sketch our ideas and plans. We admire the skill and attention to detail that goes into quilling. Our creations happen on an amplified scale. We work with the canvas to create the curvilinear forms that hold pockets of light and shadow and use paint to add color."
|Cherry Blossom 30" x 48"|
Stallman Studio Gallery is also on Facebook.