Empire Peaks, Sculptural Mashups of ‘Star Wars’ Characters and Pop Culture Figures

No House Divided a Mystical Energy (Abraham Lincoln)

No House Divided a Mystical Energy” – Abraham Lincoln as Han Solo

Seattle-based artist Michael Leavitt has created Empire Peaks, an awesome series of sculptural mashups mixing Star Wars characters with pop culture figures. He did an amazing job of “juxtaposing the classic archetypal roles found in Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the rest of the famed cast with pop-culture personas.” His collection of articulated sculptures are currently on display at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City and will remain there until December 21st, 2013.

The figuratively representational sculptures reference the likenesses of various icons including artists, politicians, celebrities and other culturally significant figures. Highly detailed and fully articulated with moving body parts, the works are a nostalgic satire of familiar childhood toys.

A Secret Entrance (Michael Jackson)

A Mirror Entrance in the Secret” – Michael Jackson an an Ewok

The Chances of M.C. Squared Survival (Albert Einstein)

The Chances of M.C. Squared Survival” – Albert Einstein as R2-D2

Think 6 Million Forms of Different (Steve Jobs)

Think 6 Million Forms of Different” – Steve Jobs as C-3PO

Desperate to Taste Our Everyone Hour (Angelina Jolie)

Desperate to Taste Our Everyone Hour” – Angelina Jolie as Princess Leia

Wars Make Not One Eye Blind (Gandhi)

Wars Make Not One Eye Blind” – Mahatma Gandhi as Yoda

images via Michael Leavitt

via Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Written by Justin Page

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