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Fine Art Print

Octopus

$1,150.00

Fine Art Print

Octopus

$1,150.00

We are beginning to understand just how intelligent and emotional the octopus really is, a truly sentient being. I was lucky enough to encounter a real octopus whilst snorkeling in Greece one year. It's position was given away by the midden of crustacean shells mounded on the sea floor below; once the octopus realized I was aware of it's presence it came undulating away from the rock that it was previously perfectly camouflaged on to. I was awe struck and that experience will stay with me forever. The original drawing was commissioned for the front of a special edition score  published by Faber Music of 'The Tempest' an opera by the incredible composer Thomas Ades. This awe inspiring music evoked the memory of this encounter.

2015 | 36"x 42"

Edition of eleven archival inkjet prints from the original pen and ink drawing.

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