Emerging

Sculpture & Objects
Finalist

Glass, freshwater pearls, emu egg and steel rivets, 16x90x90cm

Obscured by shadows and sand in the depths, the most intelligent invertebrate emerges at night to hunt. This work captures the essence and aesthetics of the octopus; renowned for releasing a cloud of black ink upon attack and the ability to lose an arm and re-grow it. Also its amazing camouflaging techniques which match skin cells to the immediate surroundings.

by Jane Price