Octopus 1.

Blanket stitched felt on vintage Thai silk, cross stitch, sequin and bead detail. Framed (90cm x 115cm)

The octopus is a fascinating creature and as an image it stirs something deep in the human psyche. There’s an otherworldly quality about them, so alienlooking. Like the whale, the octopus has come to represent man’s fear of the unknown, a beast that can venture into the abyss and see things we cannot. Yarns of giant specimens dragging mariners to their doom abound in literature and folklore.

Beyond this, the plain facts about octupuses are aweinspiring enough. They have more brainpower
than dolphins and whatever they do see in those dark depths their eyes work in the same way as our own.


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