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Inspired by Allen William's concept art, I sculpted Slither. Now I want it cast in resin to preserve and share it. Read more

Burbank, CA Sculpture
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Inspired by Allen William's concept art, I sculpted Slither. Now I want it cast in resin to preserve and share it.

Burbank, CA Sculpture
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About this project

When I saw a piece of concept art by the shockingly talented Allen Williams, I had no choice but to sculpt it.  

Allen was kind enough to give me permission to try my hand at bringing his drawing to three dimensions and thus Slither was born.

Because I wanted to challenge myself and work in a larger scale than I typically create in, Slither was sculpted in Chavant NSP Medium; an oil based clay. This clay cannot be fired.  Unless a cast is made, Slither will eventually be eroded and lost. Your support and pledges will ensure that Slither be professionally cast in resin and thus become a permanent piece of art.

I have been sculpting loathsome, monstrous characters for years.  One of my collectors, director of films including Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, Guillermo del Toro, described my art as "Quirky and mesmerizing... a three-dimensional snapshot of the bizarre.  Just as the eyes in a classical portrait are meant to "follow" you though the room, so will these disquieting Homunculii."

To see more of my sculptures, please visit my website.  And to view more of Allen William's breathtaking illustrations, please visit his website.

Rewards

The main rewards include one of the resin casts of Slither.  In addition, for $520, you'll receive both the cast and a private one-hour tutorial on Skype about any sculpting techniques you might like to discuss.

I am also offering four sets of my resin-cast duo, Lipbiter and Bugeyed Man, with a pledge of $95.

Bugeyed Man and Lipbiter
Bugeyed Man and Lipbiter

I have two pendants available at the $19 and $29 level.  Both are hand-painted and hand-cast resin.  They come with a metal eyelet attachment so that they can be added to any necklace chain, earrings, keychain, or even hung as ornaments.  They come in two paint variations and I will make the selection for you.

Primordial shells (top) and tentacles
Primordial shells (top) and tentacles

Finally, at the $13 level, I will select and send you a signed 8x10 photographic print of one of my sculptures.

Risks and challenges

There is very little risk involved in this project. The sculpture itself is already complete, and ready to deliver to the mold maker. The rewards need to be produced, as each one is a hand crafted item, so it will take some time to do that before they are ready to be shipped out, and I will do everything in my power to make sure that they sent out as quickly as possible.

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    4 backers

    Signed 8x10 photographic print of the artist's choice of a sculpture by the artist.

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    4 backers Limited (26 left of 30)

    A hand-cast and painted resin Primordial Shell Pendant which can be worn as jewelry or a keychain.

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    Pledge $29 or more

    8 backers Limited (7 left of 15)

    A hand-cast and painted resin Primordial Tentacle Pendant which can be worn as jewelry or a keychain.

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    Pledge $95 or more

    4 backers All gone!

    A pair of gruesome cast sculptures, Lipbiter and Bugeyed Man.

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    Pledge $320 or more

    11 backers

    One of the Slither open-edition resin casts.

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    Pledge $520 or more

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    One of the Slither open-edition resin casts as well as a one hour Skype tutorial with the artist about sculpting techniques.

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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