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Freaky Wax Realism

The Thomas Kuebler Wax Sculptures Bring Horrors & Legends to Life

— September 29, 2009 — Unique
Scary only begins to describe the Thomas Kuebler wax sculptures. Life-sized and chillingly realistic, Kuebler’s work references creepy characters of legends, folk tales, and horror stories—the kind of characters—immortalized in wax or not—you wouldn’t want to be alone with.

Separated into different categories like ‘Witches and Wisemen’ and ‘Beggars and Freaks,’ the Thomas Kuebler wax sculptures include everything from terrifying zombies to characters like ‘Carcass Pete,’ a vengeful soul wrongly accused of murder and hanged for it. Click through the gallery to see these spine-tingling wax creations!
Trend Themes
1. Wax Horror Trend - The trend of horror wax sculptures, like those created by Thomas Kuebler, for creating immersive and terrifying experiences in entertainment and haunted attractions.
2. Realistic Sculpture Trend - The trend towards hyperrealistic sculptures that blur the line between art and reality, offering new opportunities for art installations, museums and theme parks.
3. Folk Tale Resurgence Trend - The resurgence of traditional folk tales and legends as inspiration for art, fueling new opportunities in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment Industry - Wax sculptures like those created by Thomas Kuebler have the potential to create immersive experiences in museums, theme parks and haunted attractions.
2. Fine Arts Industry - The trend of hyperrealistic sculptures offers new opportunities for art installations and exhibitions, and creates demand for artist's unique skills.
3. Cultural Tourism Industry - The resurgence of traditional folk tales has the potential to attract tourists interested in learning about local legends and myths, creating new opportunities for cultural tourism.
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