Cletus and Shorty


I came across a picture of two older fellows the title on the pictures was Cletus and Shorty. Do you have any information about these Siamese twins. Chad, North Carolina

Chad, there is a place beyond Razorback Hollow where the deep woods dirt roads lead to an isolated community of characters. One such fellow... er, fellows are Cletus and Shorty Greeley. It was believed that the brothers would not survive infancy, yet they grew to be quite powerful. Although intelligence is not among their assets, they seem to be quite self-sufficient and get along fine in the small community that has known and accepted them since birth.

Cletus and Shorty are the work of Thomas Scott Kuebler

There are a few high-detail life sculptors out there that provide an awesome caliber of realism; sculpture so life-like that even under the closest scrutiny you expect it to move. This kind of art requires the mastery of many mediums, and while I strive to achieve that mastery, realism is secondary to the focus of the work.

I want to tell wild stories in a single three-dimensional vision, to radiate personality in such a way that for you to ponder a sculpture for a length of time would quite literally flesh out a biography of hair and clothing and trinkets and teeth and fingernails, etc. But, what is most important is to create the character first and foremost, because, as they say, all of the special effects in the world can't save you if you start with a lousy script.

With that said, enjoy the show! T.S. Kuebler

I have enjoyed Toms sculptors for some time now. I think his work is a humane representation of some of life's most unusual characters.

Another one of Tom's sculptors I really enjoy is Barnabus Bean

Once a renowned circus animal trainer, Barnabus fell in love with his beautiful assistant. On the night he was to profess his love for her, she was mauled to death by one of Barnabus prize tigers. The tiger was killed, and Barnabus began a journey into madness that left him wandering back alleys until he became a demented skeleton of his former self. Yet, his gift with animals kept him alive. Alley rats became his tigers and the streets became his circus, because the show must go on!

In Cletus & Shorty and Barnabus Bean you see people full of life and tragedy, enjoying what is most important to them and creating within their worlds what helps them to survive. - John Robinson Sideshow World

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