Looney Tunes by Jim Shore – Marvin The Martian and Daffy Duck – I Claim This Planet
Design: Marvin The Martian and Daffy Duck – I Claim This Planet
Measurement(s): Height 17cm x Width 19cm x Depth 7cm
Material(s): stone resin
Artist: Jim Shore
Jim Shore adds his unique artistic touch as Daffy Duck confronts Marvin the Martian and his space modulating ray gun in this harrowing scene from the classic Looney Tunes cartoon. Never fear, Daffy wins out and the world is saved.
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “”There’s an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts. These were masterpieces designed by artists driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am constantly amazed. It’s high art from everyday, often humble surroundings.”” Initially Jim pursued his art where and when he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business, not art. He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time.