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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/24310/artist/1374/artwork/octopus-emerging-its-den-25229">Octopus: Emerging from its Den</a>" by Mark Hobson | Canada

Octopus: Emerging from its Den

Wallhanging by Mark Hobson
48.00" H x 36.00" W
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Giant Pacific octopus
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The coast of B.C. and Alaska is home to the largest octopus in the world, the Pacific Giant octopus, which can grow tentacles almost 9 feet. They are shy and hide most of the day by camouflaging themselves among the rocks and seaweed. Agile hunters, they venture out at night in search of crabs and shrimp. I encountered an octopus on my first check out dive and was so moved by this intelligent, fluid animal that it started me on a life-long journey of trying to paint the underwater world. I take artistic license in depicting them red in colour which normally occurs when they are stressed or escaping. Their red mode is the perfect counterpoint to the dark greys and greens of their surroundings.



Octopus: Emerging from its Den | Wallhanging by Mark Hobson | Artists for Conservation 2023

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