Published Oct 25, 2016As much as they try to wow us with their modern ideas, many classic directors will forever be associated with certain films. That's why it's only fitting that they've been combined with their most iconic characters in a new sculpture series from artist Mike Leavitt.
Called King Cuts, the series sees a number of directors combined with their most memorable creations.
Steven Spielberg, for example, is transformed into an E.T.-like figure with dinosaur claws, while George Lucas looks a hell of a lot like Jabba the Hutt. Tim Burton boasts scissors for hands, a Beatlejuice suit and a Batman symbol while Hayao Myazaki is a perfect hybrid of man and Ghibli.
Speaking on the series, Mike Leavitt offered the following statement:
I love movies and I love art. The magic overwhelms me. Moviemakers are consumed by their work, similar to the way my own work overtakes my life. Whether a block of wood, a scene ending or film reel edit, every cut takes conviction. Directors endure pain tending to the light of photography, the story's tension, the limits of money and the sacrifices to their vision. Trust in that vision is so powerful that they relinquish their anatomy. That's why I sculpted their bodies physically devoured by their work.
Check out the batch of sculptures below.