Alvin Pettit and a Themendous Lady Gaga

I stopped to visit my friend Alvin Pettit at Themendous, where the painter and sculptor creates everything from 4 foot tall salt and pepper shakers, all the way to 7 foot tall Michael Jackson portraits, for clients ranging from regional theme parks to Google. Right now, Alvin is hard at work on an 11 foot tall full body portrait of musician Lady Gaga for a client in New Hampshire. Special thanks to Themendous founder Giovanni Calabrese for letting me poke around, and to Chris Soprano, a talented fellow sculptor at the shop, who was busy creating a masterpiece of his own – a dragon, complete with scales, razor-sharp teeth, and bad breath…. okay scales and razor-sharp teeth.