The elaborately decorated animal/plant fusions of Canadian sculptor (and former student of animal behavioural science) Ellen Jewett.
Currently exhibiting at the Urban Nation Museum of Contemporary Art in Berlin, if you’re passing.
Uli Westphal’s Elephas Anthropogenus project – a collection of images depicting how Europeans imagined elephants from the Fall of Rome to the end of the Rennaissance. to wit:
After the fall of the Roman Empire, elephants virtually disappeared from Western Europe. Since there was no real knowledge of how this animal actually looked, illustrators had to rely on oral and written transmissions to morphologically reconstruct the elephant, thus reinventing an actual existing creature.
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