My next piece "Embryonic Dreams" is ready to get painted on. (click for larger image)

 

Sculpted Oils is an art form I developed which combines sculpture, oil painting and woodworking in a new and organic way. The process begins with a curved frame made by laminating thin strips of wood into an curved form. Then I attach a backing to the frame and fill it with Plaster of Paris and carve out the relief sculpture, followed by gesso over the plaster and then the oil painting over the surface. This type of frame creates an organic flow which imparts kinetic energy to the sculpture and to the painting over it.

Efrain Palermo

"Gravitational Waves"

"Untitled" (piece in progress.)

"Infinite Loops"

Embryonic Dreams (painting in progress)

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Poured plaster for my piece "Mitotic Bliss"

Laminated wood frame detail- "Mitotic Bliss"

An earlier sculpted oil in a rectangular frame

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Completed "Mitotic Bliss"

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