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The overriding abstract appearance of "Octopus Ink" tends to distract viewers from its figurative elements. If you look carefully you will see that at the top is a small octopus. From it swirls the ink trail it released to enable its hasty escape from a moray eel which has been left confused.

octopus ink
ebony, copper leaf and stag antler
6.4cm
year carved: 2000