Artist Books

The Basic Head - Soft Sculpture Techniques
by Lisa Lichtenfels.
This book is 60 pages long, printed in black and white, with illustrations by the artist. The instructions include the anatomy of the human skull, sculpting in batting, and needlemodeling in nylon.
$34.00 includes shipping, MA residents add $2.13. 
For orders outside the US see Order Form.

The Basic Body - Soft Sculpture Techniques
by Lisa Lichtenfels.
How to construct the body. Companion manual to the
Basic Head, or The Persephone Video.
$40.00 includes shipping, MA residents add $2.50. 
For orders outside the US see Order Form.

Figures in Fabric - The Sculpture of Lisa Lichtenfels.
from Portfolio Press

Conceived, photographed and written by Lisa Lichtenfels

A 20-year retrospective of Lisa's work and the step-by-step process of creating a fabric sculpture. An in-depth study with 36 pieces presented in detail, more than 500 color photos are included.

This hardcover book is 160 pages long, 12 1/4" high x 9 1/4" wide.
$65 including postage, MA residents add $4.07. For orders outside the US see Order Form.

The Ama - Soft Sculpture Body Construction. A three-disc DVD set.

Almost five and one half hours of instruction shows all aspects of building a body in soft sculpture. It includes basic anatomy -- the shapes and placements of bones and muscles. It gives directions for creating a wire skeleton that you can pose and balance; and there are directions for building muscles in batting and for layering nylon as realistic skin.

$72.00 in the US, $73.00 in Canada, $86.00 Overseas. Includes Postage.

Massachusetts residents please add 6.25% sales tax.  For customers using PAL format, we still offer VHS video sets while supplies last.

“I love the process of photographing my sculptures. After creating an environment, I work out the details of the image shooting several rolls with a medium format camera. This would include the angle of the view, final details of the environment and film exposures. Then I set up my big large format camera. It is beautiful instrument -- technically unchanged since it’s type was invented in the 1870s. No camera made since is capable of capturing the details and overall view that this camera can, the end product is elegant.

The next step takes a leap from the Victorian age to the modern world where a darkroom exists in the computer. The transparency is scanned in high resolution and processed with color management software. This puts all the decisions under my control -- I can print out an image and compare it with the actual sculpture to get perfect color. I can apply curves to color channels to make the darks rich and bring out details in the mid tones and highlights. The final limited edition prints are as perfect a representation of the original sculpture as possible. I never quit working until I feel the personality or essence of the figure in the print. This makes the process of selling my figures endurable because as long as I have the print, the character will always be with me.”

Each photograph is individually printed with the highest-quality materials and technical standards with sculpture title, edition number and artists signature. Because of this individual attention, please allow 30 days for delivery.
Each photograph is limited in number to an edition of 700 prints.

All Salon Prints are shipped flat and ready for framing. Size is 13" x 19", $100.00 each. See order info for prices.

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