While Adam Wallacavage didn’t get the props he rightly deserved for his inspiration on the look of Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, he did get a chance to talk to the New York Times‘ T Magazine about his octopi-inspired chandeliers.
Wallacavage told T Mag, “My style can be dark and gloomy looking at times, but I wanted this to feel light and elegant and somewhat simple. The simple part was the hardest,” which also seems pretty in-line with the Burton aesthetic. And as for which specific type of octopus Wallacavage’s work is modeled after? “I never set out to try to make the chandeliers realistic, so I just made this from my own imagination. But if I had to pick, it would probably whatever species Squiddly Diddly is.”
Wallacavage’s work is on display at the Philadelphia Art Alliance through August 19.