Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Horror In Clay

"The bas-relief was a rough rectangle less than an inch thick and about five by six inches in area; obviously of modern origin. Its designs, however, were far from modern in atmosphere and suggestion; for, although the vagaries of cubism and futurism are many and wild, they do not often reproduce that cryptic regularity which lurks in prehistoric writing. And writing of some kind the bulk of these designs seemed certainly to be; though my memory, despite much the papers and collections of my uncle, failed in any way to identify this particular species, or even hint at its remotest affiliations." – H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”

Jason McKittrick's recreation of the clay plaque from "The Call of Cthulhu" is available in a new framed edition.    It's a wonderful piece made even more striking by the presentation.

1 comment:

Brian OConnell said...

I saw Jason McKittrick's new "Horror in Clay" sculpt. I really think its creepy and wonderful!

[Sadly, I cannot afford it - I spent all of THAT money on custom "Dreams in the Witch House" props that he made for a film we are making.]