As a creature and diorama artist, my passion is usually for building extraordinary book settings and figures. But this time I wanted to try something slightly different. I have always dreamed of combining character design and lamp design by building my own special chandelier – namely in the form of an Octopus.
Two months ago I finally started to realize this long-cherished dream. The main challenge of this particular project was to keep the weight of the figure as low as possible. After all, the finished octopus chandelier should later be mountable on the ceiling without any problems.
Therefore when building the lamp figure I had to limit myself to only very light materials: styrofoam plates, lightweight modeling clay, and plaster bandages. As with all my projects, I have documented the construction process in a series of pictures, so that you can now see the genesis of our new roommate: Shining Oscar.