Mixed Media Fantasy Sculpture
Subject: Fantasy / Animals
Medium: Super sculpey, premo, translucent liquid sculpey (TLS), seashells, smooth stones, glass beads, wire, jars, acrylic resin
Size: Large is 2.5 inches (6.5 cm), Middle is 1.5 inches (3.75 cm), Small is 1.25 inches (3 cm), sea slugs are 2.5 inches long. Jars are 6 inches tall.
Date: This is a continuous series so I’m always making new ones. However the Perma-Pets shown were created in March 2007.
Description: Here are all the Perma-pets I have finished so far (minus the very first octopuppy which has it’s own page). There are 3 cuddlefish, a nudibranch and an octopuppy. The purple nudribranch and one more octopuppy are awaiting their resin.
The scientific name for sea slugs is nudibranch (which is kind of cool anyway). The crazy thing is the colors aren’t even as wild and bright as the real ones can get. The bottom photo of the painted cuddlefish actually shows the colors most accurately. I think I like the big green one best. These little guys are based on the cuttlefish which are not fish at all but are cephalopods like squid, I should be sent to Pun Hell for calling them cuddlefish but I thought it was cute and went well with octopuppy
According to Xelados on #pixelation the cuddlefish look like baby Cthulu (Cthulus? I’m not sure what the plural of that would be). Now I’m a big H.P. Lovecraft fan but I think they’re too cute to be Cthulu.
Status: These are in the Elements Gallery in Bethel ME. However if you would like a Perma-pet of your own please contact me and let me know the creature (octopuppy, cuddlefish, or nudibranch) you’d like and in what colors. They are $65 plus shipping (US only). Some are also available for sale on my web store.