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The Impossible Specimen

by Will Santino

Framed Art Print

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Choose from a variety of frame styles, colors and sizes to compliment your favorite Society6 gallery, or fine art print - made ready to hang. Fine-crafted from solid woods, premium shatterproof acrylic protects the face of the art print, while an acid free dust cover on the back provides a custom finish. All framed art prints include wall hanging hardware.

"The Impossible Specimen is an Ocular Inebriate. It radiates a stupendous Pestilence that, when seen by Ratt or Catt or Man or Grasshopper, infects the Host with a Disease of Absurdity; symptoms include crying and laughing and asking questions to mirrors, sudden song and revelations, synaesthesia, oscillopsia, the belief that Church Bells have Conversations, Etc., Etc. Thus, it is impossible for the Impossible Specimen to be fully seen. In its short residence (1661-1666) beneathe the City of London, five Natural Philosophers, on commission from the Royal Society, attempted to depict the Impossible Specimen. None finished; three died. The image before you was drawn by August Bellweather, the Earl of Umpteenth. It took four days. Before he died, Bellweather recited his memories backwards, painted himself blue, bowed before the Great Glass Tank, painted himself red, danced a tragic Mazurka and produced at odd intervals a kind of Catamount's wail. He died a sweaty purple. Blindfolded Gonfaloniers, whispering platitudes, carried him away and removed the Canvass to Trinity College, where Maximilian Van Duult and Robert Hooke and the Reverend Wilkins studied the picture and, in order to mourn another dead Artist, ate dandelions soaked in Blessed Wine for by now, as you too may be, Everyone was Infected with the Wonderful Plague."
- Rozologue Bagumphious IIV, Head Toad of the Great Black Swamp, translated by Sir Oooleyipsire, premier Translator of the Toads.



Catherine Holcombe commented on July 25, 2011 8:58pm
Cool! looks like watercolor???
William Michael commented on July 25, 2011 9:22pm
VERY cool!
Purple Cactus commented on July 26, 2011 12:37am
Fantastic work!
Efi Tolia commented on July 26, 2011 1:34am
Fantastic!
Will Santino commented on July 26, 2011 5:06am
Catherine, this is just colored pencil. I've been getting into watercolor though, i'll have some up soon hopefully!
Catherine Holcombe commented on July 26, 2011 7:45am
In that case, I say "wow!" the more I look at this piece, the more I love it!
FAMOUS WHEN DEAD commented on July 26, 2011 3:17pm
Nice work :)
Rachel Caldwell commented on July 26, 2011 4:03pm
Simply gorgeous.
Maribel commented on July 28, 2011 9:55am
wow. Great illustration and the colors are amazing!
Okti commented on August 7, 2011 12:57pm
wow!
Olivier Lutaud commented on August 16, 2011 11:50am
Nice!
Lindsey Carr commented on August 22, 2011 10:41am
Love!
Lauren K Stokes commented on August 28, 2011 8:11pm
very lovely, just ordered it (;
Will Santino commented on August 29, 2011 6:45am
Wow, thanks everyone for your kind comments!
Amelia Senville commented on October 10, 2011 3:05pm
That's so cool!
Will Santino commented on October 10, 2011 5:38pm
Thanks Amelia!
Ben Geiger commented on October 13, 2011 12:18pm
WOW! that is all I can say!
zoe quixote commented on November 4, 2011 12:03pm
fabulous!
Will Santino commented on November 12, 2011 5:29pm
Thanks Ben & Zoe!
FAMOUS WHEN DEAD commented on November 20, 2011 1:48am
nice!
nichole lillian ryan commented on November 21, 2011 6:51pm
this is so magical
Will Santino commented on November 21, 2011 7:26pm
Thank you so much! i was going for magical
Arthur Raffin commented on December 14, 2011 5:38pm
this is pretty psychedelic
Melanie Alexandra commented on December 14, 2011 10:43pm
Wonderful!
Laura Ruth commented on December 15, 2011 8:33pm
I have to go backwards on your posts, as I've already promoted most of your work. This is just as unique and awesome as your other works. I just can't get enough of how it's so organic, yet alien... brilliant, Will. I know, I always say that, but I mean it every time :)
Fabian Gonzalez commented on December 15, 2011 8:44pm
amazing work!
Jeannette Stutzman commented on December 19, 2011 9:08pm
Oh, I love this!!! Beautiful job!
Will Santino commented on December 24, 2011 7:38am
Thanks for the love everyone, this piece has somehow gotten so popular! :)
Hugo Barros commented on January 13, 2012 6:10pm
wow!
Will Santino commented on January 19, 2012 6:08am
Thanks Hugo!
Marianne LoMonaco commented on February 5, 2012 10:46am
Gorgeous! You are so talented, Will.
Susan Weller commented on February 5, 2012 1:50pm
Excellent!
Will Santino commented on February 5, 2012 2:57pm
Thank you very much Marianne!
Thanks, Susan!
David Somers commented on February 8, 2012 3:45pm
Promoted!
Geno75 commented on February 8, 2012 5:00pm
Fantastic!
Lynsie Petig commented on February 9, 2012 11:53am
Great! Love all the colors!
Will Santino commented on February 9, 2012 5:24pm
Thanks alot David, Geno75, & Lynsie, i really appreciate it!
art in a damned age commented on February 16, 2012 1:41pm
wow I love it ♥♥♥
Will Santino commented on February 16, 2012 3:56pm
Thanks alot Hanne!
Lisa Argyropoulos commented on February 25, 2012 4:09pm
Fantastic work!
Will Santino commented on February 29, 2012 4:36am
Thanks Lisa!
Balazs Pakozdi commented on March 5, 2012 4:41am
Wow, looks amazing! Excellent details, great colours, creative forms and shapes. Love it!
DesignLawrence commented on March 6, 2012 7:56am
WOW!!!!
Will Santino commented on March 9, 2012 4:12pm
Thanks alot for your thoughtful comment Balazs! Thanks for the enthusiasm DesignLawrence!
costacoast commented on March 15, 2012 9:01pm
Just ordered the canvas print of it and am loving the way it looks in person even more than I did on the site. Awesome work Will, and its even cooler that you read/respond to all the stuff people contribute on here!
Will Santino commented on March 16, 2012 4:46am
Thanks Costacoast! I'm honored that you purchased a canvas print & overjoyed that you love it. Spread the wonderful plague, my friend!
Clare Corfield Carr commented on April 13, 2012 5:07am
brilliant work!! :-D x
Will Santino commented on April 24, 2012 4:23am
Thanks alot Clare :)
Lydia Coventry commented on May 7, 2012 2:15pm
Amaaaaaaazing :)
Will Santino commented on May 7, 2012 5:01pm
Thanks Lydia!!
Sofia collage commented on May 14, 2012 10:18am
Fantastic work Will!
I am mof commented on May 28, 2012 3:29pm
Just brilliant!
Will Santino commented on June 5, 2012 9:19am
Thanks tons sofia, Dale, and Mof!
Eric Fan commented on June 16, 2012 9:29pm
Wow! This is incredible.
Will Santino commented on June 17, 2012 9:02am
Thanks alot Eric! :)
Paula Belle Flores commented on August 6, 2012 11:58pm
Impressive design! So well done! I've promoted it on my FB Page http://www.facebook.com/iPhoneAvenue. Feel free to take a look! :)
Will Santino commented on August 7, 2012 3:29pm
Thanks alot Belle!
Catspaws commented on August 9, 2012 10:36am
amazing
Will Santino commented on August 9, 2012 5:22pm
Thanks Catspaws!
Lion Clown commented on August 10, 2012 7:55pm
fantastic! i love your work!
kyle skor commented on August 17, 2012 12:07am
everything so honest and without guile. lovely, again :)
Angelo Cerantola commented on August 20, 2012 5:51am
Splendid!!
Angelo Cerantola commented on August 20, 2012 6:00am
Just realized I'm promotion number 666....doesn't happen every day! lol :-)
Will Santino commented on August 20, 2012 4:15pm
Thanks a whole lot charlesJr! Thanks Kyle skor, that description means alot to me.
Will Santino commented on August 20, 2012 4:16pm
Thanks Angelo! 'tis a unique thing to be that person indeed!
EbiEmporium commented on September 10, 2012 1:37am
Very funky :) Great job! Keep up the fab work~
Will Santino commented on September 19, 2012 11:53am
Cool, Max! Thanks alot, EbiEmporium, i will most definitely keep up the fab work!
Luca Massone (architect and ar… commented on October 4, 2012 3:57am
Molto bello!
Will Santino commented on October 4, 2012 7:38pm
Thanks, Luca!
Glashka commented on October 27, 2012 10:21am
Will, this is so amazing!
Will Santino commented on October 29, 2012 8:01am
Thanks alot Glashka!
Rvca commented on November 20, 2012 2:07pm
great!
We Own The Night commented on November 25, 2012 10:12pm
awesome work!
Will Santino commented on November 26, 2012 11:05am
Thanks alot Rvca and We Own The Night!
⊙ Paolo Tonon commented on January 3, 2013 3:56pm
־־־¬ٍ ٍ ِ ٍ ٍ ِ ِ ٍ ٍ ٍ ՙ՚\ٍ(´•`)ٍ/ՙ՚ٍ ٍ ٍ ٍ ِ ِ ٍ ِ ٍ ٍ ٍ ٍ ِ ٍ ⌐־־ help me a giant octopus is eating me! :-) Fantastic illustration.
Will Santino commented on January 4, 2013 7:27am
Thanks Paolo!!
Matt Liston commented on February 14, 2013 10:07am
Great drawing, great concept - I really enjoy your work.
Will Santino commented on February 14, 2013 4:31pm
Thanks a whole Matt!
Rudolf Brancovsky commented on March 23, 2013 6:24am
Excelent!
Will Santino commented on March 24, 2013 8:06pm
Thank you Rudolf!
Jarod Octon commented on March 26, 2013 7:44pm
This is crazy! In the best of ways of course. lol. Great work!
Will Santino commented on March 29, 2013 8:25pm
Thanks Jarod!
rolf commented on April 13, 2013 7:45am
amazing
Pom Graphic Design commented on May 13, 2013 1:15pm
Wow this is outstanding!
Will Santino commented on May 21, 2013 7:00pm
Thanks alot Rolf, and thanks Pom Graphic Design!
Suburban Bird Designs commented on July 20, 2013 5:05pm
Sooo cool!!
Monika Strigel commented on July 24, 2013 11:09pm
Gorgeous work!
Will Santino commented on July 27, 2013 2:04pm
Thanks so much Kanika! Thank you Monika!
Arielle Walker commented on August 19, 2013 3:27pm
This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the design is so quirky and cool =)
Will Santino commented on August 24, 2013 4:34pm
Thanks alot Arielle!
Nigel Goh commented on November 11, 2013 7:55pm
Great stuff !
Nigel Goh commented on November 11, 2013 8:22pm
Cool !
Shaun Terhune commented on November 22, 2013 12:30pm
Hey, just discovered your page Will! This stuff is fantastic. Can't wait to subscribe and see more pieces like this! Keep them coming.
Gyossaith commented on December 28, 2013 12:03pm
this is simply amazing! your attention to detail is impressive!
echoes commented on January 12, 2014 4:25pm
love..
Chris Dela Llana commented on January 16, 2014 8:25am
Wow, very good work!
laurascott commented on January 19, 2014 1:54pm
Wow this is amazing!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 13, 2014 7:00pm
Very beautiful
Jauma commented on March 13, 2014 10:31pm
WOA love it *_*
Amy J Smith Photography commented on March 18, 2014 11:46pm
Keep painting the world with art! Great styles! =]
MrCapdevila commented on April 21, 2014 9:30pm
Great octopus
• of two lands • commented on May 13, 2014 6:46am
That's some extra cool stuff !!
Je Suis un Lapin commented on July 3, 2014 1:20pm
Stunning