"Owen" is the name of the first octopus in our collection.
The 300 varieties of octopuses/octopodes/octopi (3 versions of the plural) can be found in diverse habitats including tropical coral reefs, deep sea beds and remote open oceans depending on the species. The name "octopus" is a literal translation of a Greek word meaning: eight-foot. And while the scientific community references the multi appendages as 4 sets of arms bearing suction cups, the art community has long been fond of those uber flexible tentacles as a source of movement and power no matter what they are called. The imagary of octopuses have been found on coins dating back as far as 1600's BC. Owen will be at home in the collection of any sea lover.
This repurposed glass was handtrimmed to 3.0" x 3.0".
LIGHT CATCHERS: Our glass has a unique way of handling light and the most popular way of seeing it is through our Light Catchers. With an almost endless collection of nature inspired designs, these squares and rectangles of repurposed window glass can fit in almost anywhere... a window, a porch, a mirror, even a tree. The glass is handcut to fit the original artwork, balanced on the handmade mold and then kiln fired for at least 9 hours. To finish the piece, it is hand drilled, secured to a silver swirl hook and then gift boxed. Ideal for collectors and those who appreciate the uncommon gift.