A very talented artist named Daniel Arsham has created a series of magnificent Star Wars sculptures that resemble relics from the depths of the ocean. His sculptures are stunning to behold, and they really do resemble ancient artifacts that were lost at sea for many years before being recovered.
Arsham created sculptures of C-3PO, R2-D2, and Han Solo in carbonite, and they each include hauntingly realistic erosion effects. The sculptures all have crystals protruding from their eroded areas, as Arsham wanted them to look as if they were growing and falling apart at the same time.
Needless to say, his sculptures certainly look beautiful, in a slightly unnerving kind of way. And since they were manufactured in collaboration with Lucasfilm, they each come with an air of authenticity, which fans will surely appreciate.
In an interview with StarWars.com, Arsham was quoted as saying the following about his incredible sculptures:
"“George Lucas’ version of the future felt real. It felt worn out a little bit, and this was very different from [typical] depictions of spacecraft and even aliens or other characters. So I feel that my future relic or future archeology series has some similarities with that…Part of the idea for me with the erosions and the crystals is this notion that the works kind of float in time, right? We don’t really know when exactly they’re from. Part of this sense comes about through the feeling that the works are falling apart, but they also contain crystals which we associate with growth. So there’s a question for the audience of whether they’re falling apart or actually growing together. Could they be moving towards a kind of completion of the form?”"
If you would like to own any of these magnificent items for yourself, they will soon be available from manufacturer Sideshow Collectibles. However, they will only be produced in limited quantities, which is why you should not wait if you want to get your hands on them.
In terms of pricing, the C-3PO sculpture will cost a hefty £595.14. It will also stand at an impressive 18 inches, so it will take up a significant portion of shelf space. This is currently the only item in the series that is available for pre-order, although the rest will soon follow.
While they certainly will not be cheap, it goes without saying that fans who have been saving their pennies will certainly want to add these sculptures to their collections. If you happen to have a few hundred spare dollars lying around, you know what you will need to be spending the cash on.