Oliver by Karen Matze

After reading the “Soul of an Octopus” and watching “My Octopus Teacher” on Netflix, I felt compelled to try to capture the beauty of the octopus in embroidery. I studied the octopus form to develop the outline from which to work. The head is free form embroidery with flat backed crystal eyes. The textured tentacles are embroidery enhanced with different sized beads. All of this was completed on hand dyed silk that reflects an underwater environment.