Father-daughter Team Create 9 ft. Tall Foam Sasquatch

You can buy three-foot-high sculptures from Skymall and the Home Depot garden section, but rarely do full scale Sasquatch replicas see the light of day. An artist in Indiana recently crafted a nine-foot Bigfoot sculpture with his ten-year-old daughter.


Inspired by the whimsical interest his daughter Madison took in the TV show Finding Bigfoot, David Auleman set to work sketching out the full piece. As the process moved along, he decided to mold a juvenile Sasquatch to accompany the full-grown adult and mirror the special creative partnership he had with Madison.

What is the sculture made of?

David and Madison’s sculpture is made from about 90% recycled foam from Tractor Supply. They glued all the large foam pieces together and carved out the shape of the subjects with a hot-wire cutter. The eyes are made from wood knobs and the hair is synthetic. To shape the faces just right, they applied epoxy clay to the foam and molded to match the final sketches.

David spent about four years off and on to finish the piece.

He said that the adult and juvenile can be interpreted as either hiding or hunting. The young creature holds a stick, perhaps about to smack the side of the tree and sound out a chorus of wood knocks.

David's creation was so lifelike that a woodpecker flew into his workshop and tried to peck away at the sculpture’s faux tree.

Sasquatch for rent/sale?

David's been hard at work getting the word out about their unique creation. He contacted Loren Coleman, the world's most well-known cryptozoologist and the curator of the renowned International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. He also called the Children's Museum of Indianapolis to see if they would be interested in featuring the piece.

Excited by the creative forces of the paranormal and esoteric, David plans to create a new sculpture soon: a crash-landed UFO with an alien next to it.

The sculpture is very cool and, if I ran my own Bigfoot museum or attraction I would be extremely interested in displaying it! Great job David and Madison!!


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earthling's picture
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The man "only known as Dan", who is "openly interested", and takes short movies of big feet. Are we sure this site is appropriate for that?

We are the cat.

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...You can buy Bigfoot statues at Home Depot?! When the fuck did that start?! TAKE MY MONEY!!!

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................