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Bronze Octopus Side

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This is the finished bronze octopus, modeled off the blue ring
octopus, my friend (Isaac Krauss) and I worked on. He came up with the concept and sculpted the body of the octopus and I came in to help with the wax work and welding. The glass tabletop sits level on top of the legs. Welding the legs to hold the glass tabletop was a very rewarding and challenging process. I've certainly improved my TIG welding skills a lot because of my work on this octopus. An interesting thing about this sculpture is that the eyes are hand blown glass. In all the table weighs about 500 lbs which means we have put about $5,000 into building it. We estimate that we put around 1500 man hours into this project. If you are curious the table is still for sale.


If you have an questions about buying the octopus table or requests for photo use please contact Isaac Here:

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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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BluedragonhealerProfessional General Artist
Fabulous!
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SpiritofdarknessHobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: absolute great work
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thank you!  I am glad you like it.
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zeng20Hobbyist Artist
holy shit O.O that's amazing i'm only a beginner of welding XD but anyways awesome job dude it looks like a perfect decoration table for a hotel like atlantis XP
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. What sort of welding are you working on right now?
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zeng20Hobbyist Artist
oxy acetylene i will learn mig soon
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Well best of luck with that! I certainly enjoy some MIG now and again at work
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zeng20Hobbyist Artist
thank you ^_^ okay
annhodo1964's avatar
how tall is it? i love it. its beautiful art work im interested.
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
The table top is approximately 3ft off the ground. I'm pleased you like it!
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amazin !! i would have loced to work on that myself
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thanks Im glad you like it
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kirstenbakkerHobbyist Traditional Artist
I WANT this :love:
Excellent work!
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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AlejandroSandovalProfessional Traditional Artist
WOW!!!!!!!! I LIKE IT.....
Green-stone's avatar
crazy work!! i've seen all the photos you posted of the progress. really interesting.
i would love to have this table in my house.. jaja
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the process photos. Its lucky we remember to take just a few pictures along the way.
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gothking85Professional Artist
I sooo wish I could buy it

YOU DO BEAUTIFUL WORK SIR
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thank you! We are very proud of it!
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Great job on this, the detailing is pretty fantastic, and I adore the man hours put into it, as well as the effort that was contributed.
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AlexCFriendProfessional General Artist
Thank you! We certainly feel like it was worth the time and effort so I am glad you think so too.
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I apologize if it may have been stated in the other comments, but how much would a table like this cost to any average Joe?
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Oh my goodness, if I had any money to my name i'd grab that table right up. I unfortunately am a starving artist; i won't be able to buy a piece like this for years :x I do however really love it, and again, great job
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