Friday, August 01, 2014


"Clocktopus" by Troy's Work Table . Frost Park Chalk Off 7:18. Friday 01 August 2014.


A meditation upon mortality. The female octopus lays her eggs and then keeps them alive by protecting them and blowing seawater over and past them. Once they start to hatch she dies. By the point of her death she is usually emaciated, having not eaten since laying her eggs; senescent and senile; and pale in color. In other words, she has become a ghost of the sea, vulnerable and ready to be eaten by other sea creatures.


This piece came to me in a dream.


 You can view more pictures of "Clocktopus" HERE.

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