Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Croughan Edition.

This unusual Cthulhu idol comes to us from artist Andy Croughan. The entire piece is carved from matchsticks. 

The unconventional choice of materials is particularly evocative.  During the Depression hand carved items like this were how thousands of homeless men and hobos supported themselves.  I can imagine some tourists coming across it in the "Tramp Art" section of a precociously cute, upscale antique shop.  So folksy, such an unusual piece of Americana.  It will look perfect at the beach house!

And a few weeks later the dreams start.


Anonymous said...

That's really unique, and it looks great! The curves have been handled 'with boundless dexterity.'

Andy Croughan said...

Thank you for sharing! It means a lot and I'm very grateful :)