sea creature sculpture

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“Seraph” is a one of a kind polymer clay sculpture. She is a hippocampus or seahorse, or “unicorn mermaid” as some of my friends have said. She is made from polymer clay over a wire and foil armature, and painted in acrylics. Her fins are fantasy film and clear gel. Her hair is tibetan lamb fur. She is super iridescent and sparkly. She is available for sale on etsy

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There’s something about the Salton Sea that really resonates with me. Maybe it’s the vestige of a dream that couldn’t have eroded more poorly, or the tiny dry bits of barnacle sand that covers the shores, or the preserved dead fish, or just the salty, rotting smell…but I really love the quiet sadness of the place. 

Came across these critters in the midst of my wandering, as usual. ;)

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Around LA in 80 Dresses - #5 Vincent Lugo Park

by Georgia Hardstark & Doug Jones

Vincent Lugo Park was built in the mid-60s by Mexican immigrant and artist Benjamin Dominguez in the city of San Gabriel. I had never even heard of the place, so when Doug led me to the park that’s home to a giant snail slide, an octopus whose limbs you can climb on, and a bunch of other colorful sea creature sculptures, I was totally charmed. 

The playground itself is delightfully outdated, being built in a time when 

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