Land Shark

Chris Crooks' two-part denizen of the deep adds a dramatic statement to green spaces.
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Chris Crooks

$180.00

Chris Crooks created by

Chris Crooks

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You're Gonna Need a Bigger Lawn...

Like the Great White that terrorized a certain beach community, this land-bound beast brings ferocious adventure to life. Chris Crooks' two-part denizen of the deep adds a dramatic statement to green spaces as it leaps through waves of grass, inspiring mock terror from all who cross its path. Crooks crafts each giant from monstrous pieces of hand-cut metal that are aged with a bright rust patina. He then bends and shapes the teeth, gills, and other shark-like details, giving the piece added bite. The steel segments are equipped with mounting brackets that attach to 6" lawn stakes (included). Handmade in Tucson, Arizona.

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Made in Arizona

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Chris Crooks

created by

Chris Crooks

location

Arizona

“I started out from my garage. As the business grew, and my wife’s and neighbors' patience stretched, it was time to move to an industrial space. There I can bang and grind at all hours of the night. It's 1,000 square feet of pure metalworking nirvana.”

Chris Crooks has taken a somewhat winding road to get to where is now—creating imaginative lawn sculptures inspired by the southwest landscape he calls home. After graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Chris worked in advertising, then ran a printing business with his wife, while painting during his free time.



It was when the couple moved to Tucson for a change of scenery that Chris collaborated with a metal art manufacturer and fell in love with the art form. Eventually, he began designing and making his first metal sculpture collection from his studio nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains, just outside Tucson.

“I always wanted to make a living doing something genuinely enjoyable,” he says. “To get up in the morning raring to go, and never having enough time to do everything you want to do.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
16 gauge crs steel
Measurements
Head: 37.5" L x 22" H; Tail: 21" L x 22.5" H x 4" D
Notes
Patina will darken over time.
Item ID
41102

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UncommonGoodsLand Shark
 
5.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Visible at A distance (9)
  • Weather proof (9)
  • Easy to secure (8)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Back yard (5)
  • Front yard (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5), Budget shopper (3), Comfort-oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Birthday (3)

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5.0

We're gonna need a bigger yard!

By 

from San Antonio,Texas

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

      Land Shark set up so easy and really ties the yard together. Top quality and great communication with Artist. I absolutely love it and believe it is worth every penny I saved.

      Service and delivery comments:

      UPS had a bad month. But, UnCommonGoods and Chris the artist had my back.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Fins down, this is the best Land Shark EVER!

      By 

      from Bethesda, MD

      About Me Comfort-Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

          Bruce (named by our friends when I instagrammed a picture of our yard) is great quality. He arrived with grounding stakes & since he is in 2 pieces its makes it easy to place him anywhere in the landscaping. His natural patina helps him blend in, which makes him even that much more whimsical. He's a low key way to add art to the yard. We placed him in front of a landscaping light which illuminates behind his head at night. A whole lot of fun for the $$.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I would buy this again

          By 

          from Euless tx

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Office

            Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

            Looks great great delivery

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great delivery

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            It's awesome

            By 

            from San Diego

            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

              It's a unique yard decoration, to enhance my other items.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Exceeded expectations

              By 

              from Groves TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Secure
              • Visible At A Distance
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden

                Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

                Love it

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Better in real life than online

                By 

                from West chester pa

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

                  It is on the neighborhood circle providing joy to all

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for Ole Miss Fans!

                  By 

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

                    My husband is a huge Ole Miss fan, and since their football defense is called, the "Land Sharks", I knew I had to get this for him. I really never get to surprise him with gifts, so this was so much fun! He absolutely LOVED it!! It is now in our garden, and everyone who pulls into our driveway sees it (you can also see it from our kitchen window). Beautifully crafted!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic!

                    By 

                    from Arizona

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

                    A must for Shark lovers! We bought this to put out by the pool. WOW! It looks SO great!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great statement piece

                    By 

                    from Louisville, KY

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Secure
                    • Visible At A Distance
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Yard

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

                      Love this yard art. We put him in front of a row a bushes and it looks perfect. We named him Bruce and he puts a smile on my face each morning going to the car.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Looks great

                      By 

                      from Janesville

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Secure
                      • Visible At A Distance
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Yard
                        • Garden

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

                        We call him "bruce"! He's a great addition to our backyard, big enough to be seen, but not overwhelmingly large. It took my teenagers 5 minutes to set him up, a great product all around.

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