Running from a jungle preditor…

Submitted by MyFunCloset July 31st, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

This amazing ostrich sculpture is from a recent local high school art show. It stands about 6 feet tall with details shaped from craft paper. It won the highest of Scholastic awards for Ohio and went on display in NYC in May. The extremely talented artist, Claire Marks, is a HS junior and she’s only 16.

3 Responses to “Running from a jungle preditor…”

  1. Allee Willis

    A little scary as ostriches are wont to be but really great! Especially from a 16 year old artist and made out of craft paper, my favorite subsidence in the world.

    I also blanked that ostriches lived in the jungle. I will be painting one for the Jungle Animal interactive world today! Along with a zebra. Duhhhh! How could I have forgotten a zebra?! Especially when I was looking for color differentiation in the animals.

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)

  2. Carrie

    Fabulous sculpture from my home state! Love the mouth and tongue.

    I think ostriches are more plains-dwellers than jungle but I imagine there are some in the jungles of Africa somewhere!

    • MyFunCloset

      Yes, the plains somewhere in Africa. Perhaps running from a hyena or cheetah. That’s almost jungle. See the fear in his eyes.