Gold Leaf Octopus

Gold Leaf Octopus

Collection
2022
Introduction

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.

$500.00

Description

"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.

Materials
  • Ambrosia Maple
  • Walnut