*Recently, I've been going back to older sculptures and "upgrading" them with new features, colors, and details. This is one of those pieces.*
This sculpture stands approximately 9" tall and around 12" in diameter and is largely inspired by John Carpenter's The Thing.
A Scrap Bin Re-Boot
It was a time of uncertainty. Trapped between the old and the new, the Creator had felt the need to revive an old creation that he had once considered a failure. He rooted through the tangled mess of the scrap abyss until he found a form that could be salvaged.
It was a crappy tree that was intended to be attached to a rock. This tree was short and stubby with many tangled roots and even more spindly branches. The Creator pondered, then decided that this twisted mass of fail had potential....
He began by reforming the short roots into squat tentacles, then he went to work on the branches. He felt the need for more tentacles, tentacles that split into smaller tentacles, and this is what became of the branches. However, the Creator also knew that this creature needed more than tentacles. It needed teeth. (And a few hands, because why the hell not?)
In the end, the Creator was very pleased. He had successfully transformed a mediocre piece of scrap into a bizarre creature with tentacles and teeth - into a Thing.