Friday, April 9, 2010

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Manning Edition

Artist Timothy Michael Manning created this traditional-style Cthulhu idol. The 8" high finished piece is cast in solid bronze.

3 comments:

Doc Atomic said...

I like this one. I'm definitely partial to the more rough hewn style of Cthulu idols. Leaves a lot to the imagination.

Raven said...

Nice how the upper claws and tentacles parallel each other in strong verticals, then further below the claws and base contrast in verticals and horizontals.

Admittedly it's only Euclidean geometry instead of the feared non-Euclidean kind the stories mention, but it still tugs on the old association between geometry and magic.

Genuine Arabian magical tradition (magical squares etc.), not just HPL's fictional "Mad Arab", draws on that.

And then think of the "Outer Limits" title narration: "We control the vertical; we control the horizontal...."

Spiridon Konofaos said...

is this for sale?