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This sculptor builds incredible dead sea monsters trapped on land

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The artwork of Argentinian sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas evokes such themes as fantastic adventure in the otherwise normal material realm, the passage of time, and the last days of humanity. Perhaps his most striking series of sculptures depict giant dead sea leviathans beached far from any bodies of water.

Here's an interview with Rojas about his artistic ethos (in which you can see some of his fantasy landscapes) and examples of his many mysterious inland monsters.

Mi abuelo muerto (My Dead Grandfather) [Reprise Edition], 2010
Site specific sculpture
Clay (unfired), cement, burlap and wood
500 x 2300 x 400 cm
Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Photo: Adrián Villar Rojas


Mi familia muerta (My Dead Family), 2009
Site specific sculpture
Clay (unfired), wood, rocks and glass
500 x 350 x 2800 cm
Bienal del Fin del Mundo - Ushuaia - Argentina
Photo: Carla Barbero and Kayné di Pilato


El momento más hermoso de la guerra no sabe distinguir el amor de cualquier sentimiento (The Most Beautiful Moment of War Does Not Know How to Distinguish Love from Any Other Sentiment), 2009
Site specific sculpture
Clay (unfired), plaster, burlap, wood, rocks and glass
650 x 600 x 2100 m
X Bienal Internacional de Cuenca - Ecuador
Photo: Adrián Villar Rojas

Semi-Related: A real whale found inland.


[54 Venice Biennial and Bola Da Nieve via Colossal]