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Classical Relief Sculpture Made From Overlays and Plaster

The photo was crafted in a foyer of a private residence.

These murals are the work of David Seils, an Asheville, N.C.-based designer, artist and relief sculptor. He applies an overlay to the walls to create these intricate, one-of-a-kind pieces.

These murals are the work of David Seils, an Asheville, N.C.-based designer, artist and relief sculptor. He applies an overlay to the walls to create these intricate, one-of-a-kind pieces.

"In the past, artwork was tediously carved in marble or limestone to only a depth of a few inches to create the illusion of depth," says his website. "With the advantage of new materials, the same effect can be accomplished by building up the relief sculpture instead of carving."

In the past, artwork was tediously carved in marble or limestone to only a depth of a few inches to create the illusion of depth

On interior walls, Seils uses are white molding plaster, perlite and lime. Besdies beauty, the materials insulate, soundproof and protect against fire. On exterior walls he uses white cement, silicon sand and lime, which add strength.

The top photo was crafted in a foyer of a private residence. Check out some of his other relief sculpture below.

Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Skyland Automotive, Asheville, N.C.
Skyland Automotive, Asheville, N.C.

Linville Falls Solarium Building at the Appalachian State University Fleming Student Union, Boone, N.C.
Linville Falls Solarium Building at the Appalachian State University Fleming Student Union, Boone, N.C.

Pottery Center, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain, N.C.
Pottery Center, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain, N.C.

Holiday Inn Express, Boone, N.C.
Holiday Inn Express, Boone, N.C.
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