Thursday, October 6, 2011

Don't Go In The Swamp








Some inside shots to show detail (real moss and fungus)...

32 comments:

Autumnforest said...

My favorite art work in all the world. No, seriously, it is!

Rot said...

Aw, thanks!

Jay's Shadow said...

Very cool,man. I can't wait to see the rest you got instore for us....

Jay's Shadow said...

By the way, you have insipired me to use mother nature's supply of branches and sticks this year for my haunt....THANKS!

Rot said...

COOL!
And totally free : )

wicKED said...

You never cease to amaze. I love watching how your creations evolve over the season.

JD said...

aw that is cool :D and perhaps a clue to this years haunt theme....

Rot said...

Total hint : D

Actually, if you click the tag "Swamp foetus," I gave the theme a while back.

Brian said...

Beautiful! I love the green moss. It is so cool to when you add nature into your works. Inspiring to all of us who are out of supplies and $$$.( me basically!)

crudedoodle.com said...

i love the way the neck isn't just a neck and actually a few separate supports, none of them in the center of the scarecrow. Very creative.

Der Krampus said...

Ahhhhh, I have been waiting patiently for new scarecrows or zombies and you never disappoint!!
Rot, my travels and urbex-ing often bring me to various parts of Pennsylvania, I would love to photograph your haunt!

Autumnleaf said...

OK...this is what it's all about. We all find our way back to mother earth. period.
@ Autumnforest.....Totally!

Katie Johnston said...

Just gorgeous! I'd love to see more shots of the ribcage... or some hints on how to make my own. ;)

GoneferalinID said...

I really like the moss and fungi, they add yet ANOTHER organic dimension to your work. Beautiful.

Arcane said...

Beautifully twisted Rot! Wouldn't expect anything less from your prop arsenal. Also can't get enough of those wonderful photo shoots.

MorbidMariah said...

Yep, that's perty damn cool and spooky. The decayed, weathered quality of the skull is great, with the missing teeth as the rotten icing on the putrid cake. And hey, love that's there's a fungus amungus!

Marrow said...

'Keep Off Our Land'
'Don't Go In The Swamp'...

...'Stay Away From The Lawnmower'
;)


Absolutely incredible scarecrow.
You can really see all the effort and time that goes into them. Amazing detail, painting and photography. It's truly inspirational.

I second AutumnForest's statement.
Totally.

Colleen said...

True doodle. It looks like mother nature has reached out and chosen a head.. And a rib cage. Very eerie. I can image that thing crawling around on the forest floor gathering up parts... Scary.

Mantan Calaveras said...

I love how he's predominantly composed of natural materials, branches, and the real moss is a perfect touch.

FULL MOON INDUSTRIES said...

The missing teeth are a nice touch. Are you entering it in this year's scarecrow competition?

JHMDF said...

So cool you used real moss and fungus. How did you attach it? Great job man!

Rot said...

Thanks, everybody. : )

I actually found that moss in a Michaels craft store. Had it for a few years, but I think it's sold in the twig aisle. So it's dried out, but soft.

Rot said...

Full Moon,
Chose not to enter the contest this year.

He's a prop for this year's Swamp Foetus theme. Something on the outskirts of the swamp.

A mocking.
A cruel warning.

NoahFentz said...

Their (Peddler's Village) loss.
Our gain...

Love it. Swamps are creepy.


It's Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

Jeremy said: Just BEAUTIFUL!

Heather said...

Fabulous! As usual!! :D

Pam Morris said...

you are a genius, sir. your fantastic imagination and artistic abilities are second to none and I feel fortunate to be able to see these wonderful creations. wow. can't wait to see this year's haunt!

House Bloodthorn said...

Whispering sounds as the folk gathered round...
"It came from the Black Bayou"

Fantastic work as always, man.

Grim said...

Great work as usual!

This reminds me of a guy in my county who was missing for about 12 years, who they just found this past year. I heard from a couple of friends of mine who work for the Sheriff's Office that he had a tree growing up "through him" when they found him. They said the crime scene guy had excavated and brushed off the skeleton with small brushes like something you might see them doing over in Egypt.

I really want to see their pictures.

Anonymous said...

Another home run. Wow...

As excited as I am with finally getting my own stuff near the level I wish to achieve it is even moreso to log on here for the amazing inspiration.

Bravo!

Jeff, evans city

Vintage Seance said...

This is wonderful! So great! Another amazing scarecrow, always keep up the great work!!!

zongrik said...

hi. i put one of your pictures on my blog with a poem. i hope that's ok. i did give you credit. http://zongrik.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/dont-get-stuck-in-the-swamp/