Everyone's favorite Gremlin "Stripe", for " it came from 1984" at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn NY.
This sculpture took a while. Gremlins are awesome, i think we all can agree on that. So instead of going small I went roughly full size. I waned to capture the menacing playfulness of Stripe. I never think of gremlins standing there, or Stripe for that matter. There always on the move causing havoc and debauchery. I had to make him hanging off a lamp post in that iconic spiderman like pose. Granted its a tough sell. It takes up some real estate in your house. I have actually changed the mounting. He no longer needs the pole. There are now clips in his hand. I can latch him onto most structures and i do. Hes up hanging from my porch. It looks awesome and my kids love it. Halloween is really Stripes time to shine though. Ill add some of those pictures shortly. I even keep an extra fastener on the telephone pole and hang him under the street lights until i get asked to take him down.
Sculpted from roma plastelina, I had to seal the whole sculpture before pulling molds from silicone. The sulfur in roma, while making it lovely to sculpt, will kill your silicone. It will never set and you’ll ruin everything. In addition i had to cut off his arms, hands, head and ears to make 6/7 molds. Some molds were 1 part some were 4.A lengthy and difficult task. Once cast in urethane I drilled out connecting pieces, inserted deep steel rods in the bore holes. Fastened with epoxy and “magic sculpt” on the inside. I then sutured all the seams and re-sculpted and detailed any remaining areas. Then painted him up!
Gremlins has always been one of my favorite movies since it came out when i was a child. I’m pretty happy to have Stripe from my own instead of selling him.
These are the original dimensions. With the new fastener system he no longer takes up a 4 foot vertical space.
Total Dimensions 4' by 27"
Character Dimensions 18" if Standing
Edition of 10
Available for purchase if you can convince me. Or you can commission me for a unique Gremlin of your own in any size you desire!