Walmor Corrêa’s Cryptozoology Art

Most people would find the idea of drawing exact anatomical studies of bizarre creatures which don’t even exist a rather pointless undertaking. But Brazilian artist Walmor Corrêa has been creating scientific drawings of fantastic beasts and uncanny hybrid lifeforms for many years now.

(‘Ondina’ by Walmor Corrêa)
It’s not a big surprise that Corrêa’s first contact with art happened in his science and biology lessons at school. He loved working in laboratories, or “temples of silence and death”, as he prefers to call them.
Fascinated by evolution theories, taxidermy and Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical studies, Corrêa soon started to draw his own visions of the earth’s flora & fauna – how it manifests itself and – more importantly – how it could be improved.

“These Hybrid mammals and insects, birds and fish, mammals and birds, mammals and fish point to a whimsical world and represent the taxidermy of a fantastic wildlife that boggles our mind, all the more so because, in today’s world, they are no longer mere artistic hallucinations, but actual scientific possibilities.”

Walmor Corrêa
→ Corrêa’s ‘Cryptozoology’ series

Sue Walsh was partly brought up by cats in her native Wexford, where along with her brother, she scoured the river for junk. At the age of three her mother caught her carrying kittens in her mouth. She lived in the woods for a while, then the lure of the stage was too much, and she ran away with a theatre company. This enabled her to keep her multiple personalities happy, and so she is continuing to act whenever the opportunity arises. When not on stage or the silver screen, Sue can be found scribbling away and conducting séances. She is still scouring the river, hoping to find treasure in amongst the junk, just like Suzanne in the song...

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