more than 35 years of experience, Leo Monahan has developed his own unique
style of paper sculpture, yet has remained true to the early artistic
influences in his life. As a child in the Black Hills of South Dakota,
he became fascinated with Native American art and artifacts, wildlife
and his environment as he was growing up. These motifs are at the core
of his work today. More »
by Leo Monahan
16" x 20"
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the first Walt Disney art honor scholarship at Chouinard Art Institute
and has a fine art education, but as a paper sculptor he is self-taught.
He combines drawing with a knife and torn paper to create spontaneous
images without a pre-drawn plan. He starts with the best white papers
and applies color with brushes, sponges, airbrush and rubbed in dry pigments.
The art is made entirely of paper and never has other materials or objects
as part of the collage. His dedication to the art of paper sculpture has
earned him numerous professional accolades including a life achievement
award from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.
in Leo's mastery of this art form is an amazing abstract use of material
combined with strong symbolism; creating emotional responses and feelings
of nostalgia for other times and places.