Octopus Bowl

In Portugal, bowls are used to capture octopus. This bowl is a study about this process. Octopuses are so clever they can escape from a sealed jar by maneuvering their tentacles to open the lid from the inside. Not only can they camouflage themselves by changing color to adapt to their surroundings, but they have very sophisticated memories. Octopus Bowl is shown in different patinas to contemplate this camouflage. It can be made into a fountain by adding a base of granite which is drilled for water.

16″ diameter
(40.6 cm)
Bronze (Cire perdue)
Edition/12: each signed and numbered
Provenance provided