Octopus 2024

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Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie
Numbered Edition of 12
Dated 2024

30cm high x 74cm long x 32cm wide (11.5″ x 29″ x 12.5″)

Sculptures can be shipped world wide at cost, no VAT payable on exports outside the EU.

This sculpture is also available as a scaled down version in bronze (numbered edition of 25) or silver (numbered edition of 6): 15cm high x 37cm long x 16cm wide (6″ x 14.5″ x 6″)



£19,000 inc VAT Scaled down version in bronze £7500 inc VAT

The octopus is an enigmatic, complex creature and highly adaptable. It can regrow lost arms and change its colour to match its surroundings. People have been fascinated by the octopus for millennia. The ancient Greeks decorated coffins, pottery and ritual ornaments with octopus motifs.

Octopus are known for being extremely intelligent. Scientific studies have proved they are capable of sophisticated learning and problem solving skills. There are many stories about how octopus have fused lights in their tanks, squirted water at individual researchers, and unscrewed lids of containers!  Two thirds of their five hundred million neurons are in their arms, which means they can not only touch but also taste and smell with their tentacles.

Hamish has sculpted an explorative octopus inquisitively reaching out to touch. Of course under water, octopus appear almost weightless. It’s this freedom of movement, and having no joints, that Hamish wanted to capture in this characterful sculpture. Each of the over 600 suckers has been individually handmade.
From the plasticine original, a high resolution scan was taken to produce a intricately detailed scaled down version cast into both silver and bronze.

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