"...the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, almost like a whale, insects in the water."
Charles Darwin, The Origin Of The Species (1872)

Ancient ink creatures documented on antique encyclopedia pages previously exhibited at the National Glass Centre as part of their 2008 summer exhibition, "Art From The Ocean" alongside artists such as Tue Greenfort, Maria Grazia Rosin and Dale Chihuly.

Excerpt from the exhibition catalogue

"...In the days before photography, botanists, entomologists, ornithologists and zoologists were the conduits through which images of new species and lands were conveyed. They were the filters through which perceptions of alien cultures were distilled..."