Gold Leaf Octopus

Gold Leaf Octopus


Each square is approximately 6"x 6" x 3/4". The total piece is approximately 6" x 18" x 3/4". Hardware for wall mounting is installed.



"Gold Leaf Octopus" is an intricate wood artwork that creatively merges the natural beauty of wood with the elegance of gold leaf. The piece features a stylized octopus, with its silhouette highlighted in shimmering gold leaf paint against a background of Ambrosia Maple and Walnut. The three-part composition, each square measuring 6" x 6", creates a dynamic effect where the octopus seems to blend into its surroundings, mimicking its natural ability to camouflage. This unique and captivating combination of materials evokes a sense of movement and transformation.

Creating "Gold Leaf Octopus" was a journey into exploring the enchanting and elusive nature of the octopus. These creatures are masters of camouflage, and I wanted to capture that dynamic ability in my artwork. The idea was to create a piece that changes as you move around it, giving the illusion that the octopus is blending into its surroundings. Using Ambrosia Maple and Walnut, and accentuating with gold leaf, I aimed to evoke a sense of wonder and discovery, highlighting the octopus's mystique and adaptability. The result was a piece that feels alive and interactive, much like the creature itself.

See more of my Flora and Fauna inspired works here.

  • Ambrosia Maple
  • Walnut