for a Book of Immaginay Beings

During medieval times, in the silent monasteries of Europe, monks gave life to a multitude of imaginary beings through their miniatures and manuscripts. Manuscripts and maps were populated with a horde of wonder creatures of ambiguous shape and impossible classification. This fantastic iconography would soon propagate, like ripples in the water, from the mind of solitary and hallucinating monks into the vastity of a lacerated Christianized Europe. In the pinnacles and cornices of cathedrals, monsters of all kinds would nest, enigmatic and frozen, guarding the mysteries of Divinity.

These are a series of illustrations inspired by the medieval manuscript: “Liber
Monstrorum de Diversis Generibus
”, written in a Britannic monaster between the VIII and IX century.