Sea Serpent 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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There She Grows!

Like the great watery beasts of fictional lore, this land-bound beast brings the fantasy to life. Chris Crooks' extravagant, three-part denizen of the deep adds a dramatic statement to green spaces as he leaps energetically through waves of grass and inspires uproarious reactions from all who cross his path. Crooks crafts each giant from monstrous pieces of hand-cut metal that are aged with a bright rust patina. He then bends and shapes the tentacles, scales and other dragon-like details, giving the piece added ferocity and dimensionality. Steel segments affixed with mounting brackets that hold two, 6" stakes (six stakes included). 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 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
18 gauge mild steel, 60D nails
Measurements
Head: 19.5" W x 24" H x 4" D
Body: 22.5" W x 17" H x 4" D
Tail: 13" W x 18" H x 4" D
Notes
Rust patina will become darker and richer with age.
Item ID
21591

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UncommonGoodsSea Serpent Garden Sculpture
 
4.8

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (88)
  • Easy to secure (83)
  • Visible at A distance (71)
  • Weather proof (55)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (66)
  • Back yard (55)
  • Front yard (51)
  • Porch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (67), High-end shopper (15), Budget shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38), Yes (36)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It really is as cool as it looks!

I looked at this amazing sculpture for months and read every review before I purchased it. The craftsmanship is gorgeous and it really looks as cool as the pictures. I understand the piece is...Read complete review

I looked at this amazing sculpture for months and read every review before I purchased it. The craftsmanship is gorgeous and it really looks as cool as the pictures. I understand the piece is designed to work with any rust or oxidation; but I love it so much (& the cost was high enough), that I couldn't bear the thought of this piece breaking down too soon. So, with tremendous respect and gratitude to the amazing artist, I purchased a variety of Rustoleum paints and did my best to honor the design and reduce the chance of rust.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

We figured since this was "yard" art it was sealed. It is not. As soon as it is exposed, it rusts significantly (3 days). We sealed the product ourselves...Read complete review

We figured since this was "yard" art it was sealed. It is not. As soon as it is exposed, it rusts significantly (3 days). We sealed the product ourselves to prevent further rusting, but it should be reported that it is not going to keep the appearance as purchased. As the metal continues to rust it will only deteriorate. We do love the design, but not product itself.

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5.0

awesome

By 

from Dallas Texas

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • pond

    Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

    easy to set up. Great quality looks great.

     
    5.0

    Smaller than I thought, but I love it!

    By 

    from Sun City, AZ

    About Me Budget 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
      • Porch

      Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

      I planned to put it by the tortoise's tunnel, it is so striking it went by the big fountain instead, where it can be seen better.

       
      5.0

      Everyone needs a Sea Serpent

      By 

      from Mendocino County, CA

      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 Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

        I saw an amazing Sea Dragon at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, CA. The one there was $24,000 and was already sold but donated back to the Botanical Gardens. Since I don't have that kind of cash for yard art, and was looking for something fun for Mother's Day, this was the perfect gift!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not exactly what I pictured

        By 

        from Melbourne Beach, Florida

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

          Sculpture smaller than I had pictured. Probably meant more for a small area or garden. Have painted/weather proofed with a copper finish. Placing in back yard on Indian River (Intercoastal).

           
          5.0

          Very nicely done

          By 

          from Pa

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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 Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

            There are 2 other dragon garden sculptures in my neighborhood. So we wanted to carry on this theme. This was the best one we found online. Couldn't be more pleased. Well made and cleverly designed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love this!

            By 

            from Stevens point, Wi

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            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 Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

              My Christmas gift to myself. My late husband was a metal artist so I'm quite particular when it comes to buying this type of art. I found it just as expected from the picture and felt it was at a great price. My grandkids thought it was awesome. We've got a few feet of snow on the ground so can't plant it in sol yet, but the anchoring spikes it comes with are impressive.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              First time buyer and SOOOOO Happy!

              By 

              from PA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

              This is the first time I bought anything from uncommongoods and I will be back again! This site was easy, the ordering was easy and the shipping was fast...arrived earlier than they said it would!! Love the Sea Serpent and love that it's made in the USA!! Thanks so much -- I'll be back!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I would buy this for everyone I know. So cute

              By 

              from South Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

              Perfect to add fun interest to our garden. The sea monster swam right up from our lake!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love him, going on 3 years now

              By 

              from Colorado Springs

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

              Serpie has been a resident of our back yard now for 3 years. He has tolerated the Colorado summers and winters well. He moves around in the garden depending on the flora season. Just ordered the shark and the octopus. If only he could scare the deer away!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It really is as cool as it looks!

              By 

              from RVA

              Comments about UncommonGoods Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture:

              I looked at this amazing sculpture for months and read every review before I purchased it. The craftsmanship is gorgeous and it really looks as cool as the pictures. I understand the piece is designed to work with any rust or oxidation; but I love it so much (& the cost was high enough), that I couldn't bear the thought of this piece breaking down too soon. So, with tremendous respect and gratitude to the amazing artist, I purchased a variety of Rustoleum paints and did my best to honor the design and reduce the chance of rust.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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