Sculptures of sea monsters from old maps


Toronto artist Bailey Henderson's "Monstrorum Marines" sculpture series is based on the creepy creatures illustrated on Medieval and Renaissance maps ("Here be dragons," etc.).

Above, "Ziphius et Orca":

Ziphius... was believed to cut boats in half with its sharp dorsal fin... Creatures like Orca are based on whales, and were commonly depicted on maps in various forms.

Bailey Henderson (via Hi-Fructose)