Tiny Art Grant Award: Big Squid Dreams

August 31st, 2009 by Colin

After receiving this grant proposal, we asked all the scientists we knew if squids could dream. The first said, “how would I know I’m a physicist?” and the second said,”I don’t know I just study their optical neuron pathways.”

Getting nowhere we decided this was a question outside the bounds of science so we asked Sunshine, our resident expert on¬†anything not having anything to do with science. She replied that “Of course squid can dream! The squid here was likely compensating for feelings of inferiority by appearing gigantic in it’s dream.”

So there you have it, a squid with an inferiority complex. How could we not give a tiny art grant to such a beast?

Big Dreams Writ Small, the Squid Version (front)

Big Dreams Writ Small, the Squid Version (inside top)Big Dreams Writ Small, the Squid Version (inside bottom)

Congratulations Justina Kochansky! The BPAF awards you $10 for your project Big Squid Dreams.

UPDATE: Justina’s has uploaded a photo to flickr of her adorable sleeping squid!

UPDATE: The final Squid Dream which was unveiled at Balsa Man was amazing. Also, it has just recently been showcased on Laughing Squid.

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2 Responses to “Tiny Art Grant Award: Big Squid Dreams”

  1. Jed Klostermann Says:

    Hey… It looks like there’s a problem with the site layout. For some reason the text block is getting mixed with the border. I don’t know if it’s just me or are others reporting the same thing? Just wanted to let you know in case you’ve been changing things recently. Thanks! Jed Klostermann

  2. Colin Says:

    What are you running? Works fine for me in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE9.