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Come On Feel The 'Noids - Humanoids From The Deep Statue

It may not be accurate to describe Humanoids From The Deep (AKA Monster, 1980) as a good movie, but it is a lot of fun. It earned its notoriety mainly due to the post-production inserts added by producer Roger Corman that pushed it from standard monster invasion flick into exploitation. The titular creatures are notable as being the debut of monster maker Rob Bottin who went on to create the FX for classics such as The Thing and Total Recall. Heavily influenced by Giger's biomechanical look (as was de rigueur for early 80's monsters), the Humanoids' tails and arm extensions were a good attempt at making them look less like a man in a suit.

My piece for Mothership Gallery's Monster Beach Party show is inspired by the film's poster art (artist unfortunately uncredited). For this stylised statue, I wanted to celebrate Bottin's strangely loveable monster suits instead of the generic looming shape in the artwork. It is sculpted in epoxy clay on a wire armature and stands 24cm tall. It will be on show and for sale at Mothership Gallery, Philadelphia from July 28th 2018. Online sales via Martian Toys.


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