This is a handmade, one-of-a-kind art sculpture made from gourds. It's made of a "banana" gourd to form the body and dense wire for the limbs. Epoxy clay was used to sculpt the accurate forms of the legs, carapace, and every small detail. Seed pod points and vintage sewing pins were used on its arms to create the toothy spikes. It's painted with acrylics and sealed with moisture-resistant sealer. A real stone orb is attached to his claws. ***not for outside display***


Gourd Beetle #HR31 is a wise and generous praying mantis. With arms raised, she offers this stone to the sky for a plentiful hunt of bugs to eat. Vicious and determined, she'll get her fill. This sculpture measures 10.5" tall, 7.25" wide, and 8" long.


Each sculpture is hand signed, dated, and specially numbered. No two are alike!

This sculpture ships double-boxed via Fedex. Shipping included

*This is a handmade sculpture. It is not a toy. It is not recommended for outside display, children, or animals.*

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thank you!

Mantis offering