Hamish Mackie Octopus Sculptures in Bronze, Titanium and Gold April 4, 2022
In 2021, I was commissioned to make a bronze Octopus sculpture by a client with a passion for sub-aqua sport. It was to be an anniversary present made for a specific place in their house.
It presented me with all sorts of challenges. Not least because we were in the midst of a pandemic, so I couldn’t travel to research the octopus in some wonderful exotic location! I had to be content with obtaining a frozen octopus from a fishmonger.
As well as needing to get to grips with their strange anatomy, I also wanted to understand more about the octopus’ amazing intelligence, so that I could convey a real sense of these fascinating creatures.