Flying Saucer + Alien Family

Bring home a galactic work of art with this eye-catching alien family.
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Scott Nelles


Scott Nelles created by

Scott Nelles

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From a galaxy not-so-far away...

Making peace with the pod people is easy when you can simply invite alien lifeforms right into your home. Zooming by in their flying saucer, this family of otherworldly characters aren't interested in becoming Earth's new overlords, but warning: they've been known to take over the conversation.

Either a grown-up toy or a youthful work of art, this galactic artifact comes from Michigan artist Scott Nelles. He uses a sand mixture to create an out-of-this-world artwork that he insists was inspired by a chance sighting of the real deal. He then pours molten bronze and recycled aluminum into the forms to bring his space pod and its little "green" beings and child to life.


Made in Michigan

Scott Nelles

created by

Scott Nelles



Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
aluminum, bronze
10" Diameter, 7.5" H
Nelles Sculpture is coated with a clear lacquer that can be damaged with abrasive cleansers, metal polish or steel wool. If you must, you may use mild soap and water and a soft brush. Normally, my sculptures only need to be dusted.
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