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

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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 handcuts each monstrous piece from metal that is aged with a bright rust patina. He then bends and shapes the teeth, gills, and other shark-like details, giving the piece added bite and making it “fins down, the best land shark ever!” (Thanks, Connery Ranch from Bethesda, Maryland). The steel segments are equipped with mounting brackets that attach to 6-inch 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
Ingredients
Notes
Patina will darken over time.
Item ID
41102

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UncommonGoodsLand Shark
 
5.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Visible at A distance (11)
  • Easy to secure (10)
  • Weather proof (10)
  • Good quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Back yard (7)
  • Front yard (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Budget shopper (4), Career (3), Comfort-oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (8)

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5.0

What a great shark

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Midrange Shopper

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:

    What a great shark -- it's easy to install, and it looks awesome; especially when next to the sea serpent from the same artist. I have landscape spotlights pointed at each section, making it look extra cool at night. Definitely a cool addition to my yard.

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By 

    from Midwest

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

      This was a bit pricey for us, but it looks so cool and makes us smile, so the cost was worth it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love my land shark!

      By 

      from Memphis, TN

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install. Definitely one-of-a-kind.
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

          I purchased this land shark for myself. It is such a unique and unusual item. I had never seen anything like it. I spend a lot of time outside with my kids. I put this in a flowerbed by my pool. It looks amazing.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great product!!

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Just a bit smaller than I thought it would be

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Land Shark:

            Love this landshark! Perfect gift and looks really cool!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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