Artist Kirk McGuire Creates Sculptural Furniture

By: Meghan Young - Jul 21, 2014
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The sea creature tables by Kirk McGuire look incredibly realistic. As though a marine version of typical taxidermy, squid, octopus and other fishy characters have been posed to hold up glass tabletops. Granted, this is much more practical than the more common (and creepy) art form.

Carved out of bronze, the sea creature tables satisfy the artist's lifelong curiosity for nature and wildlife. Based in San Francisco, California, McGuire is not only known for his level of detail, but also for making heavy stationary object's appear light as air. This is due in large part to an intense focus on movement. The sculptures that make up the sea create tables could easily be mistaken for the real deal if glanced at quickly. Although some may find that terrifying.