Today the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids is exploring the work of Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz who paints incredibly murals in the style of massive engravings. Diaz creates fantastic creatures that are made of multiple kinds of animals and also sometimes part plant and/or human as well. Instead of one trunk, an elephant becomes an octophant sporting 8 tentacle trunks. What appears to be a sperm whale on one end is a squid on the other and features a human hand for a flipper, and a pelican nesting in its blowhole.
And then there’s the stupendous roosterfish with his human hand wings:
Here they are! All cut and ready to be framed! I had fun making the gradient paper for the backgrounds- it was my first experiment with cutting painted paper. This piece has 3 layers with an outer dimension of 8x10″ - I can’t wait to see it framed in the shadowbox!