Bailey Henderson, Ziphius et Orca, 2014. Bronze. 17¾″×11¼″×7″.
Bailey Henderson, Porcus Marinus, 2014. Bronze, 16″×8½″×7″.
Bailey Henderson, Pinniped, 2013. Cast resin, 11″×4¾″×4¾″.
Sea monsters are a familiar feature of early modern European maps. Toronto-based sculptor Bailey Henderson has rendered them in real life, casting them in bronze and then painting them. It’s incredible work that really does evoke the original. More details at Hi-Fructose magazine. [via]
For more sea monsters on maps, see my review of Chet Van Duzer’s Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps. You should also be aware that #MapMonsterMonday is a thing on Twitter.
A decade’s worth of data from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument aboard the Aura satellite reveals the change in global nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution from 2005 to 2014: down significantly in some areas, due to stricter emissions controls, but up sharply in others. More at NASA Earth Observatory.