NORTH AMERICAN SASQUATCH
A mythical denizen of the arboreal forests of the Pacific Northwestern United States, the sasquatch figure is created from witness reports and Native American legend at 7 ½” high with 18 points of articulation, and a woodland environmental base.
For hundreds of years, native American folklore has whispered stories of a creature. A creature of flesh and spirit. A giant revered by the native tribes and forest creatures as brother; O’mah, Kushtaka, D’sonoqua, Genowska, Bukwas and later amongst the descendents of the settlers as the booger, skunk ape and bigfoot.
This line is something I’ve wanted to do for years. Through the formation of Creatureplica the opportunity has presented itself to execute it in the way I’ve always seen it. Based on witness reports, native American folklore and of course my own particular subjective spin and sculptural style. I’ve always disliked the murderous monster depiction of sasquatch. The majority of reports and alleged witness sightings have been of a shy retiring creature, so the sculpt reflects that, particularly in the face. The body type and fur color( and there will most likely be a few paint version of this, again based on common sighting data) is an amalgam of the Patterson-Gimlin footage creature proportions combined with the vast majority of visual descriptions, as well as my own personal vision; that of an extant North American great ape of the pongid line. One theory says a creature such as this could have traveled across the Bering land bridge as our ancestors did; an ape of asian extraction such as the orangutan, or perhaps Gigantopithecus. The largest primate ever known to have lived, described in the fossil record of mainland China by only teeth and jaw bones; an ape of significant similarity in size and proportion to the legendary sasquatch. Hence the reddish coloring, blackish skin and legs shorter proportionately than a human, while featuring a characteristic prevalent in only one species of modern primate; humans.
– Jean St. Jean
Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is a figure in North American folklore said to inhabit remote forests, mainly in the Pacific northwest region of the United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Bigfoot is sometimes described as a large, hairy bipedal hominoid, and many believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be found around the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal and the Yowie of Australia.
Bigfoot is one of the more famous examples of cryptozoology, a subject that mainstream researchers tend to dismiss as pseudoscience because of unreliable eyewitness accounts and a lack of solid physical evidence. Most experts on the matter consider the Bigfoot legend to be a combination of folklore and hoaxes, but there are a number of authors and researchers who do believe that the stories could be true.
According to most accounts, Bigfoot is a powerfully built bipedal apelike creature between 7 and 10 feet (2.10 and 3 meters) tall, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. The head seems to sit directly on the shoulders, with no apparent neck. Alleged witnesses have described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla.
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