Amazing sculptures of marine life
Are you frightened of what lurks beneath the ocean’s surface? If so, you are not alone; a lot of people experience thalassophobia, a dread of deep waterbodies. It’s an entirely reasonable fear given some of the species there that resemble extraterrestrial creatures. In his ongoing story of artworks that feature underwater monsters, Japanese artist Thalasso Hobbyer perfectly captures the spirit of this anxiety, what can be so horrifying.
Hobbyer takes inspiration from thalassophobia to design horrifying monsters that, if they were a tiny bit bigger, would actually exist. While a diving diver comes face to face with a huge fish that has similarly terrifying fangs, gigantic sharks bear their teeth and stalk unaware swimmers. The astounding artistry that Hobbyer takes through every item makes the tragedy of these sculptures believable. Whereas other natural elements like grass, trees, rocks, and wood have been painstakingly colored and carved, the plastic water appears to be truly flowing. The end result is to portray a feeling of suspense and a little bit of mystery.
For seeing artworks by Hobbyer that will make you shiver, scroll to the bottom.
Amazing plastic statues by Japanese artist Thalasso Hobbyer encapsulate the spirit of thalassophobia, the phobia of deep waterbodies.
On his YouTube channel, Hobbyer offers a glimpse into his creative process: