Friday, May 30, 2008

The other "Whales In Space"

If you google the phrase "Whales In Space" the first hit is an incomplete website devoted to something called "Dolphin Channeling" or "Exopolitics."

Apparently, there is a whole community of people out there who believe that whales and dolphins are literally FROM SPACE. As in, aliens.

Here's part of a testament from a believer's blog, click on my post title to see the whole thing:

"The dolphins told me they are an Extraterrestrial civilization that lives in the oceans and rivers of Earth part-time...The dolphins and whales serve as ambassadors between Earth and other Star Nations. They are the Wise Ones assisting humanity to accept the existence of other species who are intelligent and living in diverse realities nearby."

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


An inherent difficulty with WIS is the fact that information on details such as medium and date of completion are most often impossible to come by. For example, this particular work appears to be computer-rendered, which would lead me to believe that it is a late-period WIS, although this cannot be confirmed. There is a clusterfuckyness about the disparate elements of the work that set it apart from the more simplistic "whales floating in space" themes of the genre's early period. Why is there a panda? The artist is apparently a big hippie who has also done work for the Grateful Dead and Hot Tuna.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Whales In Space


You have found your way to my little blog: WHALES IN SPACE!!!!

Here you will find the online testament to my inexplicable personal fascination with this oft-overlooked, fucking AWESOME art sub-genre.

Made popular in the late 1980's through such reputedly "low-brow" vehicles as dorm-room posters and those pictures that come with the frame when you buy one, Whales In Space combines elements of nature's majesty with the vast landscapes of our imagination. *wind chimes*

You can help contribute by sending me any fine examples of W.I.S you may happen upon. Let us all delight in the airbrushed universe of amazingness.