Jabba the Hutt Mortar Head Sculpture
I first posted about Mortarheads.com back in August of 2010, when I bought a small mortar Jabba sculpture from Mark at Mortarheads. Mortar Heads are large flat busts made of mortar — the same stuff they put between bricks to glue them together.
According to Mark, he started Mortarheads.com as a sideline when he quit his full-time job to become a stay-at-home Dad (which I think awesome, by the way). It’s basically a way to make a little extra money to feed his own Star Wars hobby, while expressing himself artistically.
He’s done a number of different Star Wars characters, and even a very impressive Millennium Falcon for my friend Rodders, so I asked him if he could make me a full-size Jabba the Hutt Mortar Head. Due to various things it took a while to get the final product, but I think the wait was worth it. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork, and very reasonably priced too, I might add.
It’s about 16″ tall by 17″ wide, and since it’s made entirely of mortar, it must weigh at least 20 pounds. It’s essentially flat (kind of reminiscent of a tombstone), but has a lot of three-dimensional detail on Jabba’s face. It’s realistically painted on the front, and has a Star Wars-esque star field pattern on the back, along with Mark’s signature and the “Mortar Heads” logo.
Mark also included the original plastic drawing that he based the sculpture on, and an acrylic stand. I’ll have to do some thinking to figure out where this guy should be displayed, but for the moment he’s doing just find on my office floor.