"There was also a queer triangular, striated marking, about a foot in greatest diameter, which Lake pieced together from three fragments of slate brought up from a deep-blasted aperture."Greg Onychuk brings us the first 3D print of his recreation of the Elder Thing imprint from Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness". I believe this is the first time anyone has taken a crack at this iconic artifact.
"Tough, muscular arms four feet long and tapering from seven inches diameter at base to about two and five-tenths at point. To each point is attached small end of a greenish five-veined membranous triangle eight inches long and six wide at farther end. This is the paddle, fin, or pseudofoot which has made prints in rocks from a thousand million to fifty or sixty million years old."
As an aside, I think we're seeing the future of propmaking in Mr. Onychuk's work. His physical sculpting skills are impressive, but he's now creating his works digitally and then having the masters printed. The process is both revolutionary and evolutionary. The technology allows an artist to perfect their work in a virtual environment, but still relies on the appreciation of form and texture of a traditional sculptor. The possibilities are very exciting.