The Statue Story:
Most of us have seen the three monkeys in which one closes his eyes, another his mouth, and the last cover his ears. Whenever I saw a set like this, I was very tempted to create my own version of this theme. As a character designer for fantasy, sci-fi and horror, I thought about making a series of monkeys that express emotions: rage, joy, weariness. The adopted concept became very realistic - I put a lot of emphasis on detail, while keeping in mind the clarity of each emotion. For carving I used Super Sculpey which is perfect for carvings in this scale.