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The World needs a Cthulhu Bronze Statue

It is said that when the stars are in position Cthulhu will return. If that’s anytime soon it might be a good idea to get on Cthulhu’s good side.

Like the best of ideas this came to me in a dream. While Cthulhu is well known it appears that there is no large monument to celebrate HP Lovecraft’s greatest creation so I am looking for funding to place a bronze statue of Cthulhu in Orkney.

You might be wondering why Orkney is the ideal place for this statue, it might be thought an unlikely location for the city of R'lyeh. However it does have a better case than many other places. The reason is that I have been researching reports of strange creatures and monsters in both folklore and written records from the isles and have found many of these reports are similar in substance to the works of Lovecraft with tales of people interbreeding with fish folk and islands that rise from the depths only to vanish again.

If the funding target is met I, as an artist and sculptor, will design a 6ft tall bronze statue of Cthulhu which will be cast and then placed in a location in Orkney. The site will have full public access.

Sadly casting large bronze statues isn’t cheap and that is why this fully costed appeal for funds appears high.

If funds exceed the target for Cthulhu there are further plans.

One thing is for certain there will be nothing like it anywhere else in the world

The finished clay sculpture
The finished clay sculpture

The finished clay sculpture

Once the fund raising target is reached this will be sent to the foundry for casting in bronze.

Unlike most sculptures of Cthulhu this design is not intended to look like any of the generic designs of a man like figure that you normally see, Cthulhu is after all an alien god.

This is a large slab of bronze that will stand in stark contrast to the landscape around it making it all the more alien

If enough funds are raised this is the basic plan for the start of the sculpture park.

The concept design for the sculpture park.
The concept design for the sculpture park.

Some of the items you can receive by backing this project

The Cthulhu mug
The Cthulhu mug

 

Mythos in Orkney
Mythos in Orkney

Mythos in Orkney, my next book due to be published in 2018, is a fresh look at the folklore of Orkney placing it fully within the framework of the Cthulhu mythos.

Mystery Animals of the Northern Isles
Mystery Animals of the Northern Isles

Mystery Animals of the Northern Isles, my current book covering Shetland, Orkney and the Faroes, contains a mix of fact, folklore, myths and real-life events, historical and modern day, with tales of ghostly sightings, monsters, sea serpents and killer sheep.

Cthulhu Cubed
Cthulhu Cubed

 

Pickman’s Model
Pickman’s Model

Cthulhu Cubed and Pickman’s Model are two examples of my paintings. This is your chance to get a real bargain as my commission prices normally start at £800 for the smallest piece.

Stretch Goals

£150,000 Lets Feed Cthulhu

Thanks to worship Cthulhu gets bigger, growing from 6ft to 8ft tall.

£220,000 Nyarlathotep’s Bloody Tongue Incarnation

Not just Nyarlathotep but a 9ft tall bronze statue that will howl when the wind blows in the right direction.

£650,000 it’s utter mind shattering madness but let’s think big

It’s time for a sculpture park, yes a couple of acres of Cthulhu mythos sculptures that will be free to visit.

As well as Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep there will be a 6ft tall Rhan-Tegoth, Tsathoggua and a 5ft tall King in Yellow will be added to start things off.

£850,000 it really is madness but if we reach this total

We add a few more statues, a Deep One, Mi-go and the ruins of the Witch House which will feature Brown Jenkin and a hound of Tindalos.

Risks and challenges

I have years of experience in producing large bronzes and working within timescales. I am using a foundry that has been casting and installing large scale public sculptures for over a decade.

As this is fully costed the greatest risk faced is not meeting the fund raising target. If the target is not met nothing will be produced.

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    Cthulhu at home postcard

    Once the installation of Cthulhu has taken place you will receive a postcard showing Cthulhu on his plinth. To say a big thank you for your donation

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    A mug full of Cthulhu

    What better way to celebrate funding Cthulhu than with a mug filled with your favourite tipple? You will have to supply the tipple but we will supply the mug

    the mug features the image of one of the concept designs for the statue

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    Mythos in Orkney

    A signed paperback copy of my new book Mythos in Orkney. It mixes local folklore and the Cthulhu mythos. You also will get a Cthulhu mug

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    More than an evenings reading

    A copy of my paperback book that started the whole ball rolling the mystery animals of the Northern Isles looks at all the strange creatures reported from Orkney. A copy Mythos in Orkney, It mixes local folklore and the Cthulhu mythos.
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    That’s the Christmas present sorted out

    A couple of books, Mythos in Orkney, Mystery Animals of the Northern isles, a Mug, a wristband a postcard and ‘I raised Cthulhu’ lapel pin badge.
    That should be enough for few presents

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    Commission a 16 x 24 inch oil painting

    Always wanted a unique oil painting of a Cthulhu related theme. Well you are look you chance to have me paint something for you. All at half the price I normally charge for a commission

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    Supporting Cthulhu

    You really will be supporting Cthulhu as you will get your name on the plinth supporting Cthulhu.
    Your name will forever be attached to this amazing statue

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    Commission a 32 x 40 inch oil painting

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    Cthulhu wears your ring

    Your name will be going on a ring that Cthulhu will be wearing most likely on a tentacle

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    Cthulhu wears your ring

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    In the grasp of Cthulhu

    You really want to get close to Cthulhu, one lucky person can have themselves cast as a little person grasped in Cthulhu’s tentacles

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    All you could ever ask for

    As you would imagine with the final reward you get more
    You name on a ring on Cthulhu, 4 commission paintings off me up to 32 x 40 inches in size.
    A unique 6 inch tall bronze Cthulhu specially created for you.
    As well as a postcard, silicone wristband, Mug, lapel pin badge, Mythos in Orkney, Mystery Animals of the Northern isles
    That’s not all as you will also get all the original concept art, concept models and initial 3d clay prototypes

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