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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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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Made 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 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 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • Easy to secure (22)
  • Visible at A distance (20)
  • Weather proof (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (17)
  • Garden (15)
  • Front yard (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (19), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (12), Christmas or hanukkah (4), Birthday (3)

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5.0

Exactly what i was looking for !

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from PA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • A bit smaller than expected but still awesome!

Best Uses

  • Landscaping around the pool - needed the whimsy!

Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

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!

Service and delivery comments:

Order was received promptly! Actually before I expected it!

 
5.0

Octopus Garden Sculpture

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from Albuquerque, NM

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard

    Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

    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!

     
    4.0

    Tentacles in the flourz

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    from Madison

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard

      Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden

        Comments about UncommonGoods Octopus Garden Sculpture:

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

         
        5.0

        Such a fun item.

        By 

        from Boulder

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        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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic fun!

          By 

          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)

            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday
             
            5.0

            Such a fun piece!

            By 

            from Leesburg, VA

            Verified Buyer

            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
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Mother’s Day
             
            5.0

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

            By 

            from Portland, Oregon

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            Verified Buyer

            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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other
               
              4.0

              Great Planter Piece!

              By 

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

              (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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              Verified Buyer

              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
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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