This figure is a hand painted resin cast of an original polymer clay sculpture based on the rarest of giant Muffler Man statues. The Texaco Big Friend was a giant fiberglass statue built by International Fiberglass as part of an ad campaign for Texaco back in the 60’s. They made hundreds of these guys to be distributed to gas stations around the country in an effort to promote their friendly service. “Trust your car to the man who wears the star” read the patch on the giant’s left shoulder. The campaign didn’t quite work out as envisioned […]
One of the coolest Muffler Man statues ever made was the Astroland Spaceman which stood at the Astroland amusement park in Coney Island back in the early 60’s. According to Joel Baker of American Giants, there were only 2 or 3 of these spaceman statues made. The only surviving statue is the Gemini Giant in Wilmington, IL. Although the giant Astroland Spaceman is long gone, I’ve brought him back in miniature form!
Standing just shy of 2 ½ inches (6.35cm) this is a hand painted resin cast of an original polymer clay reproduction of the iconic Moai from Anakena Beach Rapa Nui (Easter Island). WARNING: Choking hazard! Keep away from babies and small children. Not for children under 7 years of age. This is NOT a toy!
Presenting a collection of 9 statues based on the iconic American roadside attraction, The Muffler Man. This series features the clean shaven Muffler Man, the Alfred E. Neuman inspired Half Wit and a couple lumberjacks. Available now on Etsy and eBay! The King of the Mufflers: The first statue is based on the Muffler Man that used to reside in Metairie, LA. He was seriously damaged in a hurricane in 2012. Roadside America has the story: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11780 The second King of the Mufflers is based on the statue that currently resides at the home of George and Pam Farnham in […]
Presenting The Limited Edition Muffler Man Paul Bunyan Series 1 Available now on Etsy and eBay. This series features 7 hand painted resin casts of an original polymer clay sculpture based on the quintessential American roadside attraction, The Muffler Man. Modeled after the Paul Bunyan version of the fiberglass giant, the statues stand a little over a foot tall (31.5cm) and come in 3 color schemes. First, the BP color scheme based on the Muffler Man found at a BP service station in Elmsford, NY. The actual statue in Elmsford is missing his arms but I think he looks […]
Presenting the Moai Mini, a hand painted resin cast of an original polymer clay reproduction of the iconic Moai from Easter Island. Stands 4 1/4 inches tall. The original: Comes in three color schemes: Charcoal, Stone and Rust
Based on the Moai found at Anakena Beach, Rapa Nui, this is a hand painted resin cast of an original polymer clay sculpture. From the base to the tip of the red top knot, this statue stands 8 1/4 inches tall. In basalt rock color and original.
Measuring 5 3/4 inches tall (on the base), this is a hand painted resin cast of an original polymer clay sculpture reproduction of the colossal Olmec head number 1 found in San Lorenzo, Mexico. The head can rest on the base or by itself.
Haven’t gotten around to 2014 just yet. Two blasts from the recent past… 2012: The Abominable Capricorn: Capricorn 2013 (Art Deco Flavor): Sculpture with prototype…
Olmec civilization predates those of the Aztec and Mayans, and has been dubed the “mother culture” of Mexico. They were prolific artists who crafted a great variety of sculptures in great variety of mediums. The most recognized Olmec artifacts are the colossal heads found buried in the earth. The heads are believed to be representations of Olmec rulers. I sculpted Monument 1 at La Venta, and painted them in three color schemes… Polymer clay orignal: Stone: Black: Dust: