No creature has ever set our imagination afire like the dragon -- sadly for Sean Connery's reputation, no creature has ever set our heart afire like the dragon either. Imagining new possibilities for an ancient fantasy, Groundup Art.
Groundup's a collection of figurines hand-sculpted outta polymer clay and sometimes random car parts, depicting ferociously awesome dragons influenced by all manner of sci-fi and anime -- all from an OKC woman who first got hooked on art after OU stage-crafting students taught her junior high how to create realistic bruises, essential for any production about the life of Jason White. Many creatures incorporate elements of movies (a Darth Vader dragon) and video games (Link from Zelda, complete w/ rupee bag), while unaffiliated lizards include a red-n-blue monster coiled around an air-cooled VW Bug camshaft and, encased in a glass & wood jewelry box, a sleeping serpent whose scales were individually hand-laid, just like most guys who play with dragons. Not to be constrained, she also crochets horror-based Japanese "amigurumi" characters like the Evil Dead's Ash (complete with chainsaw and boomstick) and the machete-wielding Pyramid Head, something old Gizas should be particularly thankful for receiving.
She'll do commissions on request, and her Groundup partner-in-crime's about to launch a lineup of grindhouse-themed tees, a venture motivated by seeing a cross-dresser moving a lot of shirts at a comic-con, and deciding "if he can do it while wearing vinyl panties, so can we" -- little did they know, that was Sean Connery, in Zardoz.