This nightmarish beast did not crawl out of the disease-fouled crater in Peru, though I wish it did. No, it was made from about 50 copies of the New York Times, lovingly rolled up and assembled by a sculptor named Nick.
Nick told MAKE:
You linked up to one of my newspaper sculptures in the past. If you're interested, I brought out another piece in NYC yesterday — it was a blast. people started gathering around, taking pictures, touching it, asking what is this made of? ABOUT 50 NYTIMES you recycle newspapers? YEAH I MAKE ART WITH NEWSPAPERS did you have a piece on MAKE's blog?! WHAT haha a proud moment, I said yes back in December. I love how it comes full circle!