“Gothic Times”: Artist Spends 14 Months Creating The Most Incredible Ghost Pirate Ship Sculpture

Jason Stieva has been doing Gothic assemblage art for roughly two decades, but his most intricate and impressive creation has to be the Leviathan – Ark of Apocalypse, an 8 feet high, 7.5 feet long ghost ship populated by hundreds of strange creatures.

Most of the artworks in Jason Stieva’s ongoing “Gothic Times” series are incredibly detailed, but he himself admits that the Leviathan – Ark of the Apocalypse was his most daunting project ever, and that he will most likely will never make anything like it again. And just looking at pictures of this incredible artwork, you can understand why.

Although measuring over 7 meters in length, 2.5 meters in width and standing at a whopping 8 feet tall, this ghostly ship is brimming with detail. From the steampunk-inspired gears at the bottom of the ship and the dozens of cannons dominating its sides, to the hundreds of skeletons and other ghastly creatures populating its deck and multiple crow’s nests, it’s just so much to take in.

“Shipping Leviathan – Ark of the Apocalypse was by far the most stressful day at Shallow Grave and we only had to drive a half an hour to deliver her,” the artist said in an interview with Beautiful Bizarre. “She’s pretty big at eight feet tall (on a seven foot custom display table), two and a half feet wide, and roughly 200 pounds. She took me 14 months to complete. In the end we got her there in one piece.”

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Can’t thank you guys enough for the overwhelming support🙏🙏 So here’s a sexy front side shot from a recent photo shoot of “Leviathan” Ark of the Apocalypse #15 in my Gothic Times series at the clients home! Made this piece a lil over 4 years ago taking me roughly 14 months to complete..She stands 8ft on custom made table @heritage_harvest_tables About 7.5ft in length and about 2.5ft wide. From start 2 finish this is hands down the most work that has gone into a piece..lost track of the amount of hours she took and bandaids I went through…Delivery day was a little stressful😂 but she did arrive in one piece🤙 Its great that I get to visit her once and awhile as I don’t do much of the character assemblage anymore and you quickly remember how much blood sweat and tears went into this! Will@post some detailed pics soon!! Wishin you guys all the best stay hungry stay creative👊A bunch of new pieces in progress!! Comin soon!@jasonstieva @sinful_inflictions @alongtheway72 #leviathan #gothictimes #assemblageart #sculpture #skulls #sullenclothing #togetherwerise #jackofthedust #art_motive #art_daily #taxidermy #oddity #timepiece #hungry #staycreative #creative4life

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Throwback to the largest assemblage I've completed to date…Did this piece for a client about 3yrs ago and was by far the most complex and daunting yet rewarding sculpture I have tackled. Was a nightmare delivering but arrived in one piece👍She took me over a year to complete stands 8ft on custom display table 7.5ft long and about 2.5ft Wide..And heavy as hell..#15 in my Gothic Times series "Leviathan" Ark of the Apocalypse…And I still get to visit her every once and awhile😊 For any inquires email: shallowgravestudios@hotmail.com Thanx! @jasonstieva Swipe left for more pics.. @jackofthedust @sullenclothing #gothictimes #sculpture #timepiece #skull #assemblageart #artcollectivemag #skulls #steampunk #steampunktendencies #oddities #taxidermy #art #art_motive #mixedmedia

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A couple more detailed videos of “Preacherman and the Union of Funk” #8 in my Gothic Times Series..put this piece together a little over 6yrs ago takin roughly a year to complete and a little uncertain of hours spent..kinda loose track with these large assemblages..One things for sure I had a ton of fun creating this piece from start to finish learning quite a bit in the process..Brought back some memories..A little tribute to a movie experience that has stayed with me since I was a kid🤙 One video left!☝️..save the best for last!! She stands 6.5ft X 3ftW X 18”D Has some working moving talking parts:) On display at my studio @sinful_inflictions Thanx a bunch @jasonstieva Music by The Doors..The End #Preacherman&theUnionOfFunk #gothic #starwars #sculpture #assemblageart #skulls #dremel #dremelmaker #gothictimes

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Detailed pic of the Master Gunner on “Mutiny” #4 in My Gothic Times Series..This piece was done about 8yrs ago taking me roughly 4 months to create..Another one of my favourites and sits at about 1/5 the size of “Leviathan” It’s been a number of years since I’ve done a character assemblage and look forward to tackling another #27 (War themed) once I’ve completed “Deceit” #26 in my Gothic Times Series… Excited to get back in the workshop after seeing all the bad ass art on display in the French quarter of New Orleans🤙😜Mutiny is on display in the Shallow Grave Gallery at my studio @sinful_inflictions Stay Hungry…Stay Creative🤙 @jasonstieva @redtruckgallery @funeral_gallery #mutiny #gothictimes #assemblageart #sculpture #skulls #timepiece #details

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Finally got around to getting some decent video and pictures of “Preacherman and the Union of Funk” #8 in my Gothic Times Series..One of my favourites and second largest assemblage thus far…For all you Star Wars nutters👊This piece was a long time in the making no doubt since the Dark Force was planted firmly when I was a kid..Seems George Lucas had a way of grabbin hold and not lettin go!!🤙 So it only seemed fitting many years later to create a Gothic themed tribute!! Preacherman was built roughly 6 years ago takin a year to complete and about 6 months of searching every back alley..carnie mart..garage sale..flea market and antique shop for characters…bits N pieces! A good friend and very talented artist @lishmetal gave me some welding tips and it was game time.This was a ton of fun to build and learned a bunch..Also has some moving working parts..On display at my studio @sinful_inflictions Overall size 6.5ft H X 3ft W X 18” D ..Will share some detailed pictures and video over the next little bit👊 Thanx 4 the support! @jasonstieva @sullenclothing @starwars #gothic #starwars #sculpture #gothictimes #assemblageart #jackofthedust #skulls #timepiece #art_motive #art_daily #art_collective #arts_help #artdiscover #oddity #redtruckgallery

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