SpookhauS

#204-329 Railway St (A11)

What's your medium of choice and why?

For this classic monster project I use half inch and one inch thick styrofoam insulation sheets. Some have been recycled, some I've purchased at Home Depot. Home Depot is like my art supply store!

I use acrylic paint and it has a way of absorbing into the styrofoam to create a texture similar to old film stills. The styrofoam is then cut out and I create these life-size and larger than life classic monsters from the 1900s. They have a three-dimensional quality and they look more like statues than lightweight, hand painted styrofoam sheets.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I obviously get my inspiration from old horror movies and I go waaaay back. From Thomas Edison's Frankenstein (1910) to NosferatuThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera to name some of the silent classics from the '20s. I also explore the '30s to the '60s era monsters as well; Frankenstein, The Bride, King Kong, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, Curse of The Werewolf and much more!  

These movies were a big part of my life as a child growing up and I strive to create authentic reproductions, all in glorious black and white, as a tribute to the classic movie monsters I loved so much.

What new pieces will you have at the Crawl?

I have a number of new pieces, including A 7ft Frankenstein monster from the movie Son of Frankenstein, the 1933 King Kong battling biplanes on the Empire State Building which stands over 8 ft tall, a 4x5ft still from Bride of Frankenstein a giant head from Hammer's The Reptile, a 4ft Tor Johnson head and more!

I'll be giving some away on the last day of The Crawl...if there are any left unsold!