"Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." (In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming)
Decades ago, I stumbled onto H.P. Lovecraft and instantly fell in love with his works. I have been a champion of his stories for many years, and recently his work has entered public domain status, resulting in the barrage of Cthulhu merchandise you've been seeing and enjoying. I am sure he would be surprised to learn that people are clamoring for his characters almost a century after initial publication!
I had always wanted to create an Idol of Cthulhu based on Lovecraft's work. Now the stars are right, and with the MAKE 100 Kickstarter event, you can own my interpretation in all it's maddening wonder! Use it to frighten co-workers, stir up controversy, spread dissent, or just hold it when contemplating world domination. Sculpted by hand, and cast in resin, it embodies the sturdy antiquity that has survived the long centuries waiting for you, to call forth it's terrible power.
An edited excerpt from "The call of Cthulhu"
One sight of the thing had been enough to throw the assembled men of science into a state of tense excitement, and they lost no time in crowding around to gaze at the diminutive figure whose utter strangeness and air of genuinely abysmal antiquity hinted so potently at unopened and archaic vistas. The figure, which was passed slowly from man to man for close and careful study, was of exquisitely artistic workmanship. It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal. The tips of the wings touched the back edge of the block, the seat occupied the center, whilst the long, curved claws of the doubled-up, crouching hind legs gripped the front edge and extended down towards the bottom of the pedestal. The cephalopod head was bent forward, so that the ends of the facial feelers brushed the backs of huge fore-paws which clasped the croucher's elevated knees. The aspect of the whole was abnormally lifelike, and the more subtly fearful because its source was so totally unknown.
The madness is in the method
This piece was hand sculpted and then molded carefully in silicone. The resin is dyed or infused with bronze powder and poured into the mold. It is then carefully placed in a pressurized vault that eliminates air bubbles and forces the resin into the tiniest of detail spaces. After curing, the piece is removed from the mold, cleaned, finessed, sealed, and buffed or painted. It is then ready for it's journey to you.
Each item of ours is an individual piece of art due to differences in color mixing or applied finishes. Every one is unique and hand-made here in our studio. No machines, no computers, just artists doing what they love, Creating.
All packages will be sent USPS First Class or Priority Mail, with a one month delivery date to the continental United States. If you live outside of the U.S. send me a message and I'll quote a shipping fee for you. Your items will be packed securely for a safe arrival.
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Risks and challenges
We have already built the molds and prototyped the idol as you can see in the images above. We have developed a workflow and fixed the issues we've run into. Now it's just a matter of making more! The funds raised in this kickstarter will go to producing your pieces and starting the next campaign. We are aware that problems can arise with any project and are committed to keeping you up to date with our progress. Your satisfaction is paramount to our mission.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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