It should not surprise anyone that many pieces of art have been made of characters from the Legend of Zelda series; popular game franchises have always appealed to certain artists and collectors. However, not many game franchises have seen such an array of different styles and mediums from which these artistic creations can come to life. One such popular medium of fan art for the Legend of Zelda is sculptures. There are official figures, fan-made figures, and stylistic figures which capture the essence of what the series is all about. Not often, though, does one see an artist who makes an attempt to emphasize “stylistic realism” so much that the figure is uniquely different from the source material. Are you wondering what I’m talking about? Well, check out this Darunia sculpture which was created by Cig Neutron.
Hit the jump below to see this remarkable yet slightly disturbing creation!
This figure depicts the head of Darunia from Ocarina of Time in vivid detail, from individual pores to his cold beady black eyes. The sculpture, along with those of Wario and Kraid from the Metroid Series of video games, is featured in the 3NES Bottleneck Art Show in New York City, which began on the 6th of September, and which ends Sunday the 22 of the same month. It doesn’t seem fair to drag this out any further, so here is a picture of the figures:
And here is the poster for the art show, if anyone is interested:
Personally, while I think that these are very different, they have a unique appeal to them which is undeniable. I have always been interested to see how others may interpret characters or particular scenes from literature, and video games, and I think that these are perfect representations of disturbing and “realistic” game worlds. Give Cig Neutron a lot of credit; not many people would be willing to depict some of the video game industry’s most iconic characters like this.
What do you think? Do you like the figures, yourselves? If you live around New York City, are you interested in going to see these figures at the 3NES Bottleneck Art Show? Let us know in the comments section below!