A curious sculpture by San Francisco husband and wife team Ernie and Cassandra Velasco, aka Doubleparlour.
The husband and wife team of Doubleparlour (Ernie and Cassandra Velasco) merged their respective art careers a decade ago to focus on sculpture. Ernie is a talented self-taught artist with both realistic and cartoon-style skills, while Cassandra (who holds a B.A. in painting and photography), is more aligned with traditional artistic expression, with a connection to nature. Although their backgrounds and approaches to their individual work were quite different, they came together beautifully in their joint venture creating puzzling sculptures of odd humanoids and other “creatures” that often defy explanation. Fantastic.
The pair started off using clay as their medium but found it to be unreliable and far too fragile. They then settled on a product called Magic Sculpt which has the same consistency of clay but is much stronger. The figures are sculpted and then painted by hand, turning them into striking, slightly dangerous creations. Since 2007 their partnership has evolved into a thriving business accounting for close to 2000 sales of their surprisingly affordable works through their Etsy shop and their website. Images of the couples intriguing sculptures below; some are slightly NSFW.
HT: Beautiful Bizarre
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