I was planning on setting a jack-o-lantern outside the front door of the house, and a man-eating plant in the yard. I made the plant, but it didn't feel right. Then the thought occurred to me to combine the two. So hence my man-eating jack-o-lantern. He instantly became the focal point of my cigar box house, and has become the inspiration for future work.
He is made entirely from polymer clay. I shaped him around a golf ball, by elongating slices of a bull's eye cane, then sliced him open to create the mouth and remove the ball. I lined him with red clay, and added his teeth and tongue. The leaves (hard to see, on the left side) are slices of a leaf cane, and the stem is a twisted end of that cane.
I need to name him. Maybe Horace, any suggestions?