She’s big, she’s bright, she’s creepy enough even to scare me! This creature Feature is all about the Earthly (though thoroughly bizarre) deep sea Gulper Eel.
Being a biology nut I’ve always had a healthy fascination with this incredible organism, but being a busy artist-type I’m going to have to take the backseat and let more witty persons do the science lesson bit that will surely illustrate why I had to recreate it. Gulpers are very strange indeed.
And a freaky video of the slippery oddity in action here.
Understanding now what we are dealing with here. . Behold. . . My version of it! ( in it’s final stages of production) I built her in two parts that will be super bonded at the center, just worked out well for me that way. She also has a glowing red light organ in her tail, is constructed of both heavy duty polymer and epoxy clay, and believe it or not she weighs in at a meaty 6lbs! Most definitely a keeper. 😉
First, The finished and sold Were-Fox trophy mount… 😉 He received some trimmed black bear fur to top and finish off his ears and had some final adjustments made to his neck. I think he came out great and of course I got a TON of pics before I shipped him out.
Some various sculpts of all shape and medium are popping up all over the studio (it IS spring!) and things look really packed in here. There are several taxidermy pieces growing and lots of psychedelic and sci-fi inspired squid monsters in progress too.
Here’s pics of some recent sculptures in the making-All sculptures ARE for sale. They are being completed in quick succession so any unsold work can be hauled to Kansas City in May for the magnificent “Spectrum Fantastic Arts Live” event!!! (I will cover more details about this event in my upcoming post) 😉 Below are progress pics of a living coral reef creature and a 3:1 scale deep sea Gulper/Pelican Eel fish sculpt (and yes, it glows!)