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Shamus Octopi

January 19, 2010

Shamus Octopi — that was the title of a poem I wrote when I was 13. It was about an octopus man. I loved the weird and wonderful then, and I do even more now.

In the summer of 2008, I had the chance to attend Art Basel with my mother (aforementioned and art world voyager). Imagine my surprise and utter delight when I saw this guy:

It was like my teenage fantasy (no, not that kind of fantasy. yeesh..) come to life!! How amazingly strange is he??

Anyway, the octopus’ name is Shintaro Miyake and he is a Japanese artist who creates the most whimsical and weird pieces. Of course my favorite are the octopi, but he’s got some other wonderful creatures too. Rawr.

(images from artnet)

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