Humboldt Squid Sculpture

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  1. Wickline

    Wickline Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi All,
    I'm a sculptor who became obsessed with Squid several years ago. I started with a Giant Squid sculpture for Seattle's Pike Place Market. Since then I've been holed away in my basement focusing on the Humboldt squid and have just finished my first installation of 3.

    My dream is to do a large installation of a school of Humboldt. Does anyone have advice on a venue that would be interested in such a thing?

    You can see pictures at http://www.bendything.com/Rojo1.htm

    Thanks!
    Pat
     
  2. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Wow those are cool. I love the shadow affects they create while suspended. What were they made out of??

    Monteray Bay Aquarium may be interested...Perhaps you can contact them..


    I made some humboldt squid sculptures too!! Except mine were made out of..uh Humboldt Squids! hehe

    you can see them here - http://thetentacleparadox.com/Art-Squids.htm
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Jesus that life size Giant Squid sculpture is amazing!
     
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    Nice Diablo....easy now....

    AMAZING! Keep up the good work. You really captured their stunned/aggressive/hunter eyes well.
    Very impressive,
    K
     
  5. Wickline

    Wickline Larval Mass Registered

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    Those preserved Humboldts are an amazing effect. I would love to see them sometime! I love the gothic setting. I don't know if you can tell from my pictures, but my studio is in an 1890's gothic church. http://www.bendything.com/fairhaven_7.htm

    The GS is sheet copper. The Humboldt's are a lot of different materials with copper coating.
     
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    Your Humboldts are soo cool. I like the way they are "swimming" in the space. How long did it take to restore your church/studio?
     
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    Thanks!

    The church took about 4 years. It was on the brink of collapse when I started.
     
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    Now I don't feel so bad about my unfinished, partially restored 1863 farmhouse, we've only been working on it about a year...
     

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