Friday, August 14, 2015


Detail of "The Watcher" by Troy's Work Table. Chalk art for Friday 14 August 2015 at Frost Park.


There's been a lot of talk (and pop-science articles) in the past few days about octopuses being aliens. It's about difference from who we are as humans/homo sapiens—tasting with skin and suckers, the largest eye of any invertebrate, a nervous system that is essentially a neural network, independent nerve control of arms from the main brain, skin that can camouflage due to a complex network of chromatophores, the ability to spray ink, a body that can squeeze into/through any hole that it's beak can get into/through, et cetera.

They are not aliens, although they are watching. And waiting. The question is: for what?


View more pictures of "The Watcher" HERE.

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