Monday, May 2, 2011


I love when Florian Mellies creates a new sculpture, since he always displays it using one of his fantastic tableaus. They're like cover illustrations for books that haven't been written yet. There's a clearer shot of his new Cthulhu idol at his website.


CoastConFan said...

That’s some nice associated material you have for the figure. The subtle part was the airmail box. Building up the Mythos is important and best accomplished by small contributory objects and documents that boost overall believability.

In a way I am reminded of the most expensive stone statuary ever sold, which was a bronze age figure in limestone and also fragmentary: The Guennol Lioness. It sold a few years back for $57.2 million, yes you read it right. Not bad for a 3 ¼ inch figure. There is a good Wikipedia article (which has a few omissions and errors) on it and the web has several magnificent photos of the little darling.

affliction said...

Again, I’m very fond of these more realistic looking props and sculptures. The most powerful aspect of this is broken bust is that it is believable – walk through a museum and this is what you’ll see. Snapped or hewn edges, fractures, skilled but imperfect hands make for good relics. Stylistically, it is not overdone giving the impression the artist “tried too hard.” The mounting/display that Florian Mellies uses here, for example, reminds of a curated artifact – not just a boxed oddity or shelved bookend.