These are fascinating sculptures done by Robert Cannon . He calls the work Terraform Sculpture. TERRAFORM (literally, “Earth-shaping”) the process of deliberate modification of the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to those of Earth to make it habitable by humans. While in Robert’s case, he uses concrete and mosses with most of his creations.
A steampunk-style sculpture made from raised copper and brass with glass in the Japanese technique called “Tankin.”
Ancient Minoan pottery replicas painted with cephalopod designs.
An illustration from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
A drawing of octopuses attacking a fleet of ships, depicted as fact by a French naturalist in 1803.
A highly detailed drawing of cephalopods by famed naturalist Ernst Haeckel.
Glass models of squid and octopuses by father-son team of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.
A replica of the famous abstract work, The Birth of the Cephalopods, by Mark Rothko.
A dramatic depiction of a sea of ammonites 73 million years ago.
A replica of the intriguing yet slightly disturbing image of Contessa with Squid by Omar Rayyan.
Cephalopod tattoo art.
We also commissioned San Francisco Bay Area artist Nemo Gould to create three kinetic sculptures for “Tentacles” using found objects. Gould has transformed a jumble of junk into delightful dioramas that carry conservation messages delivered through a sense of wonderment.