Octopus Garden Sculpture

Chris Cooks' extravagant, three-part denizen of the deep adds a dramatic statement to green spaces.
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Chris Crooks

$180.00

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Like the great watery beasts of fictional lore, Chris Crooks' grass-bound, giant squid brings fantasy to life. His magnificent monster adds a dramatic statement to green spaces as it rises up through waves of grass and inspires uproarious reactions from all who cross its path. Crooks crafts each four-tentacled beast from pieces of hand-cut metal that are aged with a bright rust patina. He then bends and shapes his tentacles, suckers, and bulbous head, giving the piece added ferocity and dimensionality. Segments affixed with mounting brackets that hold 6" stakes. Handmade in Arizona.



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Chris Crooks

created by

Chris Crooks

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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 mild steel
Measurements
Head: 22" L x 4" W x 22" H; Tentacles vary from 9" - 18.5" H
Care
No special care needed however, patina will darken over time.
Notes
Includes 11 steel stakes.
Item ID
23490

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UncommonGoodsOctopus Garden Sculpture
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Easy to secure (19)
  • Visible at A distance (16)
  • Weather proof (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (14)
  • Garden (14)
  • Front yard (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (16), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (11), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (12), Christmas or hanukkah (5), Birthday (4)

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5.0

Such a fun item.

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from Boulder

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard

    Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

    My daughter loved this.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Fantastic fun!

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    from New York

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

      We got this for my dad, and he lives in an 'uptight' area...he loves it!!! I thought he was going to put it on the backyard, but NOOO...he put it in the front...for alllll to see Sheer perfection! ( now my husband has requested the mermaid)

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Father
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Such a fun piece!

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      from Leesburg, VA

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

      This was for my mom for Mother's Day and she adores it! It looks so neat in her garden and is such a fun surprise!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

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      5.0

      This is a stunning piece - so glad I purchased it.

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      from Portland, Oregon

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Front Yard

        Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

        Love the color, finely made, large.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        Great Planter Piece!

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        from Southern California

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Stakes Could Be Longer

        Best Uses

        • Planter

        Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

        Bought this to dress up a side planter and it definitely adds some interest, pizzazz. Great construction, like that the metal is already weathered, was easy to figure out/assemble and set up. My only con as mentioned above is that the stakes could be a bit longer as it is sitting in some thick vines and the smaller tentacle pieces kinda get lost, would be better if they could sit higher, above the vine.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Oh what joy for every girl and boy

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        from Payson, AZ

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

          We recently had redone the planters. Stumbled across this and knew the better half would love it. It is a slight three dimensional piece and packaging is top notch. Easy install. Now we just have to wait for spring to get the rest of the garden in. In the meantime....

          We would sing and dance around
          Because we know we can't be found
          ...
          In an octopus's garden in the shade

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unique and Fun Sculpture for Beach House

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          from Eastern shore, DE

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

            This was a birthday gift from my son and daughter in-law. I attached it to a privacy wall in front of our beach house on the eastern shore and I love the way it looks! It's such a fun piece. I had wanted to do some type of octopus on the house and this is so fun and unique. It was quick and easy to install. Took about 15 minutes to put up and can be seen from a distance. Since I attached the sculpture to wood rather than use in a garden, I didn't use the spikes that came with it. Instead I used long hex screws to attach to the wood and it seems pretty sturdy. I'm curious on who it will weather in the winter here in the east. Hoping it will get a nice patina with time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            A Well-Made Whimsy

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            from Evanston, IL

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Garden

              Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

              What a pleasant surprise to find this sculpture in a catalog! It's a really fun piece--we've gotten a lot of compliments. Steel is strong but not too heavy so it's easy to move. Would definitely recommend for someone who's looking for a quirky but lasting accent in the garden.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Quick delivery and arrived well packed--for no additional charge even though it's pretty heavy!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
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              • Other

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              5.0

              Yard Envy

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              from Austin, Texas

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Cute
              • Easy To Secure
              • Fun
              • Funky
              • Stylish
              • Visible At A Distance
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden

                Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

                This sculpture is great!!! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I was considering buying a larger sculpture until I found out it was $1,000. This octopus is so fun - it does wonders for our yard (well, that and our gorgeous oak tree). I am so happy every morning when I open the curtains and see our little friend in the grass.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
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                • Other

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great gift

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                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

                    This was a gift for my parents who live on a river. It is perfect displayed at the water's edge as if it's arising out of the deep. I took a picture at close range but it is even better viewed in person from their porch. I would definitely buy this octopus sculpture again, although I was hesitant at first because of the price. My dad had to reinforce the head due to the wind they experience but that was a simple process.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Father
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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