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:
Japanese artists and friends& Hiné Mizushima (previously featured here) and Yuko Higuchi (previously featured here) collaborated on the creation of this awesome diorama of needle-felted squid in biology class. Mizushima made the adorable squid student and teacher and assembled the diorama while Higuchi made the beautiful anatomical illustrations and the needle-felted heart. We hope these two fantastic artists team up again sometime soon.