Man has long invented creatures to embody the monster within, from vampires that represent our unbridled hunger for writhing, naked flesh, to other vampires that represent an even more indecent urge: keeping a diary. From one man's mind straight to your mantle, the monsters of Twenty Heads
Twenty's a series of tiny, demented caricatures molded from colored clay, found objects, and insect/animal parts, created by a Tennessee native and part-time Dallasite raised on sci-fi and comics, and now intent on realizing "the things in my head so they can be a part of our world" -- which you'll find either eerily compelling, or eerily not-Kelly-LeBrock. Mostly sub-$100, the busts are set inside shadow boxes lined with hauntingly random photographs, or mounted to discarded slate or wood slabs; available works include the buck-toothed "Snurgelly", with peacock feathers for ears and centipede-torso nostril tubes, the glow-in-the-dark "Hammerhead" gargoyle with square-head nails for hair, and a pockmarked orange demon grafted onto a crab claw and known as "Surf and Turf" ("The best of land and sea all put together in this friendly guy!" -- okay, but no creamed spinach?). Other freakiness ranges from "Forbidden Love", a sunken-eyed green-blue alien w/ scarab bits for facial features and a backdrop straight outta Lost in Space, to "Hubble", a many-eyed, 'shroom-shaped wizard built onto a duck's foot, which is really no weirder than shooting a duck and mounting it on your wall. Or at least that's what you'll tell house guests as they back slowly towards the door.
To endear himself to the area, Twenty's evil genius just birthed a pair of works for local charitable causes: an LED-eyed steer's head for a Red Bull-sponsored "Art of the Can" contest, and a to-be-auctioned red, white, & blue dude gritting his teeth with the Texas Rangers' logo stamped on his forehead -- though every time that team gives life to a monster from within, he always seems to end up on the Yankees.