Drawing of a common octopus inspired by fluid preserved specimens from museum collections and scientific illustrations by Comingio Merculiano in the publication ‘I Cefalopodi viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica) : monografia’, Giuseppe Jatta, 1896.
Octopuses use a copper-rich protein called haemocyanin to efficiently transport oxygen through their bodies in the deep ocean. This drawing is etched, oxidised and scratched into a 0.9mm solid copper plate. The plate is etched with a unique reference number, finished with clear lacquer and float mounted into a custom made box frame without glass.
Plate size 41.5×41.5cm.
Frame size 64x64cm.
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