PASADENA — Ever since Mary Shelley created him more than a century ago, Frankenstein's monster has seemed larger than life, and now he is--literally.
At 27 feet tall--sitting down--the sculpture towering and glowering at motorists from atop a mini-mall flower shop dwarfs just about everything around him.
The figure cost $8,000 to make, according to its creator, Lazar McDaniels, a 22-year-old "concept designer." Formed of steel and window screen, with an outer plastic coating applied with a spray gun, the monster will keep watch from his perch above Arroyo Parkway through Halloween.
McDaniels built the figure in two weeks--much faster than it took Dr. Frankenstein in Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein." McDaniels and Mike Duran, owner of Duran's Flowers, dragged pieces of the