Papier Mache Sculpture
Does your place of business, educational facility, or children’s room need a creative boost? Add colorful, lightweight (wall, hanging, or free standing) papier mache sculptures! An 8-foot dolphin, great white shark, tyrannosaurus rex, or vibrant butterfly may be just the thing to turn an ordinary room into something special.
Who can benefit from our creative know-how? How about Schools, Libraries, Nature Centers, Aquariums, Zoos, Museums, Recreational/Community Centers, Day Care Centers, Restaurants, Resorts/Hotels, Children’s Bedrooms, Recreation Rooms, and much more.
*Recent projects include: A polar bear with two seals for a college graduate, three 3-foot sculptures inspired by the little girl wearing a red dress from the film, Schindler’s List, a Cheshire cat for a performance artist, five (3-foot) animal masks for a school play, a 6-foot popsicle for a business in Maryland, a 6-foot tiger for the World Wildlife Fund, a 10-foot tree for a child's room, and over 50 realistic dog and cat sculptures for the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
For the immensely popular Taste of Chicago Food Festival, we made a pair of 5-foot turkey legs. And for Art Basel in Miami Beach, we created a six-foot blue horse. Other clients include Celebrity Cruises, Key West Key Lime Pie Company, World Wildlife Fund, and the Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton.
If it walks, runs, slithers, crawls, flies, swims or jumps, we'll make it!
How to Purchase
DiVitto's sculptures are permanent display at:
We ask for a fifty percent non–refundable deposit. The total price for a sculpture is based on time, materials, size, and the difficulty of the project (detailed painting and designs, etc.). Generally, sculptures are completed in one week to one month.
Please Note: All works by the artists may not be reproduced without permission. Thank you.
Anne Kolb Nature Center,
Blake Library, Stuart, FL
Captiva Memorial Public Library
Dania beach Public Library
Flagler County Public Library
Florida Oceanographic Society
Harbor Branches Oceanographic Institute
Hollywood Central Elementary School
International Game Fish Association
Key Biscayne Public Library
Key Largo Public Library
Key West Public Library
Little Flower Catholic School
Main Library in downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Marathon Public Library
Mote Marine Laboratory
Nova Southeastern University
Museum of Discovery and Science
Sanibel Public Library
Seminole Tribe of Florida
South Regional/Broward College Library
and many other libraries throughout Florida.
Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton, Celebrity Cruises, Humane Society of Miami, Key West Key Lime Pie Company, Taste of Chicago Food Festival, World Wildlife Fund, Mote Marine Laboratory, Monkey Jungle, St. Thomas the Apostle in Miami, Hollywood Central Elementary, Little Flower Catholic School, Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Anne Kolb Nature Center.
Andrea and I can design a uniquely special environmental theme for your school library, aquarium, nature center, and more. Let us create the look you want. If you have any questions about pricing and/or possible discounts, please contact us at (954) 649-8053 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have a life size paper mache statue of Jimmy Buffett that was in need of some repair. Divitto and Andrea restored and even recreated a piece that went missing. Their work was EXCELLENT!!”
Susie L. Cincinnati, OH
Dear DiVitto and Andrea – The package arrived today, and the sculpture (which is what it truly is), is spectacular! Thank you so much – this is really awesome. If anyone ever asks you for a reference on a custom piece, please don’t hesitate to give them my contact information.
New York City
“You created the perfect holiday gift for us. We sent them a picture of a sculpture we'd seen at the Louvre and their "re-creation" of it was perfection! They brought a picture to life for us and would recommend them again and again.” lways a pleasure to have Divitto and Andrea come to the Marathon Branch Library. We eagerly look forward to his papier mace programs. And the children always have FUN! Thank you!”
I frantically searched on Google for the right artists to do a major project for a school play. I decided to email DiVitto and Andrea and asked if they would be interested in making my spring musical come to life. I wanted to do a show that was very similar to the Broadway musical Lion King at the middle school where I teach drama. After discussing with them exactly what I wanted, the process came to life. They are incredible artists. It was like they got inside my brain and made it happen! The show was a huge success.
School Teacher, Miami, FL
“DiVitto Kelly creates very cool, custom sculptures to compliment any décor or occasion. I’ve been working with DiVitto for more than six years and appreciate his creativity—both realistic and whimsical. I especially like the fact that each piece in one-of-a-kind, just like the artist!”
Director of Marketing, Specialty License Plates
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at
Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL
“Your shark sculptures are the perfect decor for my eight-year-old son´s bedroom. They are not too babyish, but not too scary either. His blue "Sharky" hangs above his bed, but the smaller "Sharko" and "Thrasher" get carried around as his friends. He says, "They are awesome!"
"I could not have been more pleased with the sculptures DiVitto and his wife, Andrea, made for my school´s media center. They even delivered them all the way from Florida to North Carolina. The students and teachers alike enjoy the sea animals. DiVitto offered excellent suggestions when I was trying to decide which sea animals to purchase. I could not recommend more reputable and talented papier–mâché sculptors."
Media Coordinator, Supply Elementary School
“I had the privilege of working with DiVitto Kelly and his lovely wife Andrea on a project. I needed two 5-foot tall turkey legs to use as advertising props for my food booth at The Taste of Chicago Food Festival where we have sold turkey legs for the last 30 years.
The thought came to me a little late in the process last year as we only had about three weeks to get the project done. DiVitto assured me that it would be no problem and kept me reassured throughout the process. He periodically emailed me progress pictures so I knew how the legs were coming together and what they looked like. Even with that information in hand, I was never quite ready for the final product that blew me away when I opened up the huge crating that they came shipped in.
I have used them (turkey legs) for the last few years now and couldn't be happier. I have had several offers to buy them from me, but I am not going to let them out of my sight! The first year that we displayed them at the top of our booth, our sales climbed by about 20 percent. I guess if you want to stand out above the crowd, there is no better way than to call upon DiVitto and Andrea to make you a masterpiece like he did for me!