Best Man

March 17th, 2010 in member junk     
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While visiting a friend I admired a half man statue in his yard, actually I had a fit over it when I found out he had made it from an old store mannequin and concrete. Several months later he called me and said he has something for me and delivered my own half man.
His weight is about 80 lbs. so I want be moving him. I plan on getting some moss started on him his summer.
The statue was made by pouring concrete into the cavity of the display mannequin and removing the outside paper form when the concrete set. He was only about to get two statues from the form.
The gazing ball was made by one of my grand daughters a few summers ago. She was bored and had nothing to do. I had been planning on making the gazing ball but just never found the time. She was very pleased when she finished it and is  proud to see it in the yard when she comes to visit.
While visiting a friend I admired a half man statue in his yard, actually I had a fit over it when I found out he had made it from an old store mannequin and concrete. Several months later he called me and said he has something for me and delivered my own half man.
His weight is about 80 lbs. so I want be moving him. I plan on getting some moss started on him his summer.

While visiting a friend I admired a half man statue in his yard, actually I had a fit over it when I found out he had made it from an old store mannequin and concrete. Several months later he called me and said he has something for me and delivered my own half man.

His weight is about 80 lbs. so I want be moving him. I plan on getting some moss started on him his summer.


Half man garden statue, made from concrete and old store display mannequin.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, stone

Comments (10)

DumpsterDecorators writes: We recently purchased half torso mannequins never thought of covering them with cement. Posted: 5:45 pm on March 20th
bluebucket writes: Love the half man and your garden because it is filled with the color blue. I'll be looking for a mannequin so I can try this.
doreen Posted: 1:22 pm on March 18th
suewhitney writes: I want half a man. A whole one is way to much to handle. I'm sorry...just could not help myself! This is VERY cool!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:51 am on March 18th
oldnews writes: LOVE half man! Hey, a half man is better than no man at all! :) It looks so cool in your yard! What a great friend you have! I also have bowling ball gazing balls in my yard and LOVE them because we get incredible wind here and there aint no way these are going to blow away! Marie Posted: 3:08 am on March 18th
junkermidge writes: That half-man statue is very, very cool! Great thinking on how to do it using the mannequin.
Midge Posted: 9:30 pm on March 17th
alicemom writes: Love it all! So nice of Granddaughter (even if she was bored)
she did a fine job!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:33 pm on March 17th
AuctionAddiction writes: It is the old bowling ball--1.00 yard sale--the base was part of a bird bath I got at an estate auction for 5.00, no one else wanted it because the top was gone. Posted: 5:51 pm on March 17th
racers7 writes: Funny half man! ...But I bet you can tell my future with the gazing ball heehee. Melody Posted: 3:37 pm on March 17th
grannijo writes: AWESOME!!!...love it!..sharon Posted: 1:18 pm on March 17th
ninnarae writes: I just LOVE your half man- what an awesome project! And the gazing ball is beautiful- what is it made of? Posted: 1:00 pm on March 17th
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