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

Chris Crooks created by

Chris Crooks

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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

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 took a winding road to get to where he 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 that Chris collaborated with a metal art manufacturer and fell in love with the art form. He now designs and creates sculptures in his studio at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains. "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."

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade 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
Ingredients
Care
No special care needed however, patina will darken over time.
Notes
Includes 11 steel stakes.
Item ID
23490

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also by Chris Crooks

New creature for my rock garden

5

As I have a host of allergy issues my rock garden is a nice way to still have an interesting view. Your garden sculptures are a great unconventional addition that makes my home fit my personality. It also gives the neighbors something to wonder about.

Alexandria, VA

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Octopus by the pool

5

The octopus sculpture looks great by our pool. It was easy to set up and larger than I had thought. It looks very 3 dimensional with the separate tentacles. My grandchildren love it!

Oak Grove, Mo

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Exactly what i was looking for !

5

This year's "staycation" was a great time to relandscape the pool area and back yard oasis. Took out some large, mature shrubs and added "Oakley" and some lemongrass for a fun surprise!

PA

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Octopus Garden Sculpture

5

I am in the process of xeriscaping my back yard. When that is finished, I will have the octopus installed. It will make a fantastic statement and I'm sure will get compliments and smiles from everyone who sees it!

Albuquerque, NM

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Tentacles in the flourz

4

Can't wait to install. The ground is too frozen still.

Madison

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Love it!

5

Bought this to go by the pool and we Love it! It's unique and unusual.

Texas

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Such a fun item.

5

My daughter loved this.

Boulder

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Fantastic fun!

5

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🙄)

New York

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Such a fun piece!

5

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!

Leesburg, VA

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

5

Love the color, finely made, large.

Portland, Oregon

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Octopus Garden Sculpture

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