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This Is What Lovecraftian Dreams Are Made of

The Kraken lives! …Kinda!

Note: If you’re greatest fear is giant sculpture octopi, look away. Look away so fast.

Designer Huang Yong Ping constructed this massive sculpture for the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. And it’s a biggun.

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Courtesy of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco (video below)

This may have been a 2010 installation, but it resurfaced (no pun intended) online recently…and, I mean, who doesn’t want to see pictures of a giant octopus sculpture? Because octopi are awesome.

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“Octo-Print” by R-evolution GFX

This creature – named “wu zei” – is supposed to be an octopus-cuttlefish hybrid meant to represent maritime disasters caused by man and their effect on the sea.

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Courtesy of Design Boom
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Courtesy of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco (video below)

The “human footprint” is most clear at the tip of the creature’s tentacles, where there lies a pile of trash in what looks like oil (sadly not ink) surrounding other ocean creatures.

The installment was originally put together for the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and there’s a pretty rad construction video of it here where you can see how this big guy came together:

Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.