Diving in our local waters on south Vancouver Island frequently provides a great opportunity to watch the intriguing and engaging octopus. The more I observe and learn about them the more fascinated I become with this creature.
In part I started my first octopus sculpture, “Octopus in Motion” for the challenge and as a learning experience for complex mold making skills. The first mold was indeed a challenge as it consisted of 13 pieces. Over the years and four octopus sculptures later I have managed to simplify the mold design and now have a 3 panel mold used for one of my more recent octopus sculptures, the “Octopus Coffee Table” - a functional sculptural piece with an oval shaped glass table top that is 48 inches long and 24 inches wide. The glass has been etched with a delicate border of seaweed (also available as plain glass). The glass top is supported by the bronze octopus mounted on cast cobble base decorated with an array of sea shells and barnacles.