We’re always thrilled to see more awesomely betentacled Octopus Chandeliers (and the occasional sconce or tentacle candlestick) by Philadelphia-based artist Adam Wallacavage (previously featured here). Wallacavage uses traditional ornamental plastering techniques to create his writhing chandeliers using a wide variety of materials such as exoxy resin, iridescent powders, plaster, spray paint, and even glitter. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, but they all confirm that the delightful octopus shape is naturally suitable for being a fantastically ornate chandelier. And even though they look like they might be more at home under the sea, radiant octopuses are fully functional light fixtures.

“Wallacavage’s childlike imagination turns a seemingly normal object into wonderfully gaudy and kitschy chandeliers full of shiny colors and tentacles. Each chandelier Wallacavage constructs is unique with their wide array of pastel, glittery colors and their endless ocean-life motifs. These include green seashells, purple tentacles, pink pearls, and even big, round eyes starring straight at you. Some of his chandeliers seem to be inspired by the pastel colors and ornate design of the Rococo period, while his other chandeliers have a louder palette with strange faces and eyes.”

The latest addition to the Archie McPhee Library is Wallacavage’s new book Monster Size Monsters [Buy on Amazon], which features the artist’s photography.

Head over to Adam Wallacavage’s website to explore his photography and check out more of his wonderful octopus chandeliers. To keep up with his latest creations and exhibitions, follow his blog and/or his Instagram feed.

[Images via Beautiful Decay]