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Jan282011

« SPOTLIGHT: Snowmageddon Spawns Castle Grayskull by Kilroy III & Friends | Brooklyn Igloo »

Kilroy III | The Architect and Sculptor of Castle GrayskullMetal, wax and resin are not the only mediums in which this sculptor works... Kilroy III, with the assistance of his family and friends, sculpted Castle GrayskullHe-Man's fortress from Mattel's comic Masters of the Universe, out of three-plus-feet of snow from Brooklyn's latest snowmageddon.

This is not his first Castle Grayskull... His first was constructed with childhood friends from his hometown in Ohio circa the early 1990's. 

Fairborn Daily Herald: Castle Grayskull circa 1994

When asked why he decided to try it again, Kilroy mentioned the amount and texture of snow as primary factors. His friends believe his sculpting skills have improved since then...

The interior includes two chairs carved into each wing of the castle.  Three to four adults could easily fit inside.

Early pics of the castle show Kilroy III hauling snow over the castle (from the front to the back) and standing on a ladder to sculpt the turrets.  

The other dedicated team members would periodically run into the house to warm their hands and feet before continuing the arduous work of shoveling, packing, coring and sculpting snow and ice.  Selina Ki was inspired by the architecture of the church across the street, Our Lady of Victory, and incorporated some of the details in her stone work on the castle. 

Selina Ki & Onjena

Fizz and Kigi guarded the castle with a watchful eye.

Guardians: Fizz & KigiAn additional factor for success were the tools used by Kilroy III and friends. A Korean soup bowl and spoon... great for smoothing snow and etching details... and eating spicy Shin ramyun... 

Neighbors kindly offered their tools and words of encouragement throughout the two days of construction of Castle Grayskull.  Many volunteered to assist in building an extension during the next snowmageddon, assuming the castle survives...

Kilroy III was grateful for the exercise and the opportunity to have some fun with family, friends and neighbors. He encourages all who took pictures of the castle to share them with him and his crew on Facebook, Twitter or Flickr.

A Tour of Castle Grayskull: Day 3: Still Very Seriously On Point

 

ABOUT KILROY III

Kilroy III earned his degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. He made his professional debut at Carbon-Fibre Media with his work on the Apollo, Val-Mar and Renegade Obama busts and sculptures. 

Carbon-Fibre Media Busts: Apollo | Renegade | Val-Mar

Kilroy III launched Kilroy's Attic to house his own creations including dragon crossbow rings, puzzle lockets, knuckle dusters, skulls and a hungry hungry hippo mech ring. It is a tiny space to challenge one’s perceptions and to share a human touch.

 

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