Ancient ink
May 4, 2016 11:20 PM   Subscribe

Norwegian artist Esther van Hulsen draws a picture of an ancient octopus, using 95 million year old octopus ink (link to original article in Norwegian).
posted by Harald74 (13 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is there anything not great about marine cephalopod mollusks? No, there isn't!
posted by aubilenon at 11:27 PM on May 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


Paging China MiƩville! China MiƩville to the sepia courtesy phone!
posted by Joe in Australia at 11:45 PM on May 4, 2016 [8 favorites]


I get the little devoutly, when I know how long it has been there, says Hurum.

Me too Hurum, me too.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:21 AM on May 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Love this.

I imagine that the little devout is a lot like la petite mort...
posted by Leon at 4:15 AM on May 5, 2016


I stopped eating cephalopods a while ago. News like this makes me feel a little bit stronger about it.
posted by signal at 4:20 AM on May 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


She's actually a dutch artist.
posted by Pendragon at 5:25 AM on May 5, 2016


She lives in Norway so she's ours now!
posted by Harald74 at 9:10 AM on May 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


That's a lovely picture, though I'm surprised they got permission to remove some of the ink from the fossil! Especially since the ink sac is what made it such a rare fossil. Very cool idea, though.
posted by tavella at 9:18 AM on May 5, 2016


...and guess what the word octopus is in Norwegian? Blekksprut - which literally translated means 'INKSQUIRT'.

Love it.
posted by widdershins at 10:20 AM on May 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


The artist also has a DeviantArt page.
posted by tavella at 11:44 AM on May 5, 2016


She lives in Norway so she's ours now!

OK, I guess that's fair :-) But we can all agree that she's an incredible artist.
posted by Pendragon at 2:35 PM on May 5, 2016


I love it! Beautiful work.

Now let's clone the bugger.

(the 'pus, not the artist.)
posted by BlueHorse at 3:36 PM on May 5, 2016


Why not the artist? Then we and the Dutch can have one each!
posted by Harald74 at 5:32 AM on May 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


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