Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nightmarish Sculptures of H.P. Lovecraft’s Terrifying Cosmic Entities

‘Lovecraft Tormented’ wall sculpture
Like many of you oh-so-cool Dangerous Minds readers I am a collector of a great many THINGS. From records to books and a slew of action figures, my house is a mini-museum full of cool THINGS. I also happen to know that a number of our regular visitors to DM seem to have a thing for anything that associated with the great American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Which leads me to my post for today which features a number of intricate sculptures depicting some of Lovecraft’s eldritch entities such as “Dagon,” a creature that first made its appearance in Lovecraft’s short story of the same name from 1917; everyone’s favorite octopus-headed cosmic being, “Cthulhu”; Pickman’s model, and the nutty Nyarlathotep among others. I’m just aching to bring a few of these critters into my own menagerie of mayhem…

Some of the sculptures in this post are available for purchase. That said they are not cheap—specifically that magnificent wall sculpture “Lovecraft Tormented” (pictured at the top of this post). That puppy will run you a cool $1288. Several toy companies have released sets of Lovecraft’s monstrous nightmares and when they do, they sell out pretty fast, so if you see something in this post that strikes your fancy, get it now before it’s sold out and selling on eBay for bigs bucks. I’ve included some handy links for you to do just that under each available piece below.

‘Nyarlathotep’ sculpture by Sota Toys

‘Dagon’ sculpture.

‘Cthulhu’ resin bust by Dominic Qwek.
‘Pickman’s Model.’
A bust of ‘Barnabas Marsh’ (aka Old Man Marsh in H.P. Lovecraft’s 1931 novel, ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth’) by Marc Opdycke.
Cthulhu’ sculpture by Lee Joyner.

Bomb, Cherry. "Nightmarish sculptures of H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying cosmic entities." DangerousMinds. January 09, 2017. Accessed January 10, 2017. http://dangerousminds.net/comments/nightmarish_sculptures_of_h.p._lovecrafts_terrifying_cosmic_entities.