Giant Octopus Building Art!

In honor of their new “Giant Pacific Octopus” exhibit, Bristol Aquarium has commissioned some pretty badass building art. Thanks to Justin Dowling (the artist) for bringing this to our attention. Your work is totally awesome!

Take a look at the images below – it took me a good 10 minutes to figure out this is actually a 2D image printed on the side of a building. It looks so real in the pictures, that I was convinced that Bristol Aquarium has engineered huge 3D tentacles and a fake water tank to scare the hell out of people walking past… More pictures available at Justin’s website.

Image copyright Justin Dowling

Image copyright Justin Dowling


Original CGI image (copyright Justin Dowling)


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I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Riverside. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.

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