DISPONIBILE INDICATIVAMENTE DA DICEMBRE 2019
Poxxil stands just over 25” tall, towering menacingly over his environment on one spindly and grotesquely detailed leg. “I researched ostriches for the leg structure anatomy, to bring more of a sense of reality to this fantasy character,” Newman said. “I also got a bit morbid – as one often does while working on the Court of the Dead line – and researched animal carcasses for the torso of Poxxil. Mostly the larger dead African animals provided the best reference for anatomy of withered and rotted body parts.”
The resulting union of intricate realism with fantasy anatomy produces a character straight out of a nightmare. Peruse the visceral details of Poxxil and you won’t be able to look away – even if you want to!
Gloriously adorned with a ragged skirt and an imposing gnarled staff, every carefully weathered and tattered element of this figure is dripping with the suggestion of his storied scavenging. But lurking within his billowing hood is his most horrifying feature: his haunting, twisted face. Gaze into Poxxil’s eyes and you get a glimpse into another world. (Good thing he often keeps his rotten visage hidden beneath his “Scourger” mask.)
“My favorite sculpting projects are always creature-type characters where you can really let your imagination go wild without the constraints of conventional proportions, realism and likenesses,” Newman said.