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Rick Esping artist


Leather Sculptures

     Rick, a native of Minnesota and now a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, continues to offer our community fresh and unique art through his creative ability and versatile artistic talents.  It is likely that you have never seen anything like it. It is the artists belief that he is the only person doing this kind of art. Rick has developed the art-form and the process of shaping the leather beyond it's normal boundaries or limits. The sculpture, when complete, only uses a simple light weight hidden frame to keep its shape and for display purposes some have decorative bases included. These sculptures are unlike ones usually of animals and seen at import stores. They are not leather wrapped on a clay or wood base. Rather they are hollow and open in the back. Unlike plaster, wood or some plastic sculptures, these are very light weight, less then most pictures of the same size might be.

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