Although directors usually end up making many movies throughout their careers, it's often the case that they are associated with a few iconic characters or symbols from their movies.
Think Spielberg and ET or Hitchcock and the crow, or Tarantino and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Those characters and their famous directors are the subject of a series of sculptures by American artist Mike Leavitt.
Leavitt loves the movies and paid homage to them by creating 16 wooden sculptures in a project called King Cuts. By these are no ordinary figures of the directors or their characters. These are both of those combined together into strange new hybrids.
Each figure is 1:4 scale and stands around 18 inches tall (or wide). They are sculpted from wood with smaller details like faces and hands sculpted in polymer clay. They're then painted with acrylic. Leavitt says he carved them from wood like directors cut a take or reel.
"Great film directors get cut up. They take pains with the details, story, money and sacrifices to their vision. Their body succumbs to the pressure." "Leavitt says on his website."'King Cuts' are totems of satire and devotion to the 16 best storytellers ever. Art and film treat my pain. They're magic. They trick me into remembering why this world is so damn beautiful."
You can check out the 16 different figures below.
Francis Ford Coppola