(set of two)
Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 30″ and 32″
Inspired by the imaginary creatures which haunted the minds of ancient mariners and swam in the oceans of 16th centure sea charts and maps.
Jud Hartmann: "I have long been fascinated with early maps. A number of years ago clients of ours purchased a home on Mustique in the Grenadines in the Caribbean. They asked if I would consider creating sculptures that might fit in that setting. Thus was born this small series of mythical sea creatures inspired by the images often found swimming in the oceans of the 16th c. Maps."
cartographer Olaus Magnus c. 1533
Bronze edition: 20 | Height: 33″
Capable of swallowing ships whole. Lived at a time when the earth was flat. One of the denizens of the “Sea of Darkness” that lived near the edge of the world. (If we may credit the reoprts of ancient mariners). Thought to have become extinct about the time the …
Bronze edition: 20 each | Height: 19″ and 28″
The siren song of the mermaid, accompanied by the trumpeting of a triton conch or the strings of a harp or lyre, tempted many an early mariner. Perched on lonely rock outcroppings, their frightening screams warned of approaching gales, as well. Sightings were not limited …