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octopus garden sculpture

by Chris Crooks $180.00
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Release the Kraken!

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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Handmade
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Item ID
23490
Made from
16 gauge mild steel
Measurements
Head: 22" L x 4" W x 22" H; Tentacles vary from 9" - 18.5" H
Notes
Includes 11 steel stakes.
Care: no special care needed however, patina will darken over time.
  • the maker
Chris Crooks

Chris Crooks

Drawing his inspiration from nature and the metal itself, Chris Crooks likes to stylize and whittle elements down to their most essential character. Every decision is important, from the simple profile of a rusted quail, to the design of his more elaborate wall sculptures. Chris hand-crafts each of his sculptures in his studio, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains, just outside Tucson, Arizona.

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OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to secure (14)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Visible at A distance (13)
  • Weather proof (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (12)
  • Garden (11)
  • Front yard (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (10), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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5.0

A Well-Made Whimsy

By 

from Evanston, IL

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about 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
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Yard Envy

    By 

    from Austin, Texas

    About Me Budget Shopper

    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 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
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Visible At A Distance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Wonderful garden addition

          By 

          from Gilroy, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

            I had been looking at this sculpture for some time but hadn't ordered it yet (because of the cost) and finally I just decided to go for it! And I'm glad I did. It is great! Very easy to install. I put it in my backyard where it is rising out of a bed of small river rocks. I'm thinking of ordering the sea serpent as well.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Best garden ornaments ever!

            By 

            from New Lenox IL

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Best Garden Ornament To Show Off In Front Of Our Neighbors
            • Easy To Secure
            • Visible At A Distance
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

            As the focal point in my front yard. I get comments nonstop from Walker's neighbors children everybody is loving the octopus release the kraken! I custom painted mine so it will stand out a lot more then Blending in. I also put green lights behind it to showcase it at night. To give it a hominis eerie appearance.

            • 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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            5.0

            unique and made for someone like me

            By 

            from harlingen,tx

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Original And Unusual

            Cons

            • Wish it was bigger

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard

            Comments about OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

            I set it up against the fence in the backyard. I LOVE anything octopus or squid themed and this is perfect

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An Octopus's Garden

            By 

            from Mullica Hill, NJ

            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 OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

              We have been looking for a way to camouflage our septic mound for a while, and now we have it: an octopus's garden. We had him outside within an hour of being opened as a gift, and can't wait for spring when we can surround him with wildflowers. For now, the poor fellow is buried in the snow.

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

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              4.0

              Behold the Kraken!

              By 

              from Boulder, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard

                Comments about OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

                The octopus is a unique piece of yard art. It is more like the Kraken in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies than the Norse seamonster. Beautifully made, it has smooth edges and neat details. Because we live in a windy location, we may replace the stakes with longer ones but so far, he is holding firm and keeping watch over our porch.

                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Too much fun!

                By 

                from Rathdrum, Idaho

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Garden

                  Comments about OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

                  Mr.Crooks Octopus will add fun, frolic, and fantasy to my backyard garden. It was a gift from my sister who knows I adore all things Octopus. Since my yard is covered with snow,I will wait until spring to test its weather resistance. Also my backyard faces a golf course, so I will see how Mr. Octopus handles errant golf balls.

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

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                  5.0

                  LOVE him

                  By 

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Front Yard
                    • Garden

                    Comments about OCTOPUS GARDEN SCULPTURE:

                    I LOVE my octopus. I had to wait until we moved to our new house to install him. He is probably in a temp spot but he was super easy to install and looks fantastic. Do not hesitate to buy one if you are thinking about it.

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

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