Cinemaquette Presents: ORIGIN
"Origin" represents the combination of imaginary
and authentic animals from nature.
This style of art from David Zhou presents a virtual animal
world, following the concept of "The Origin of Species." By
continuing to add more animals from exotic lands, skies and oceans, we will
explore a rich world with their lifestyle and environmental roles.
David Zhou is a traditional animal sculptor and designer of
imaginary animals who lives in Shanghai with his family.
With the body of a monkey, the venomous tail of a scorpion,
bat-like wings, and an elder human face, Manticore was described as an evil
predator in Persian legend, similar to the Egyptian Sphinx.
The ancient Manticores were found in the stagnant forests of
the old world. Nowadays, the living ones are only about 12 inches tall, their
wings degraded, and their tails rendered harmless, their function more for
balancing their bodies. They eat mainly the top leaves of aerial cage trees,
together with fruit, buds, flowers, and nuts.
Manticores are a gentle and cryptic species. They can’t
speak, but inherently possess the power of mind-reading, to predict what
happens next. These interesting and unique characters make Manticores the
favorite pets for royal families.
24 inches in height.
12 inches in width.
• Real metal
ring with the edition number engraved
display antique base.
• Limited in
production to 300 units worldwide.
Each piece is signed by Artist David Zhou under the base.