Octopea - Electra, Eidothea, Eurybia
Title: Octopea – Electra, Eidothea, Eurybia
Technique: Pencil drawing and gold leaf on Arches watercolor paper.
Size: 66 cm wide x 102 cm tall ( x 3 pieces )
Octopea is a triptych where I focus on Octopus and Coral.
The octopus is a strange, intelligent and mysterious creature of the ocean. The coral, a hybrid of animal and plant, is both beautiful and peculiar in its ancient structures.
Octopea nr 1. Electra is named after an Oceanide or nymph connected to the ocean, rivers and wells.
Octopea nr 2. Eidothea means knowledge and goddess in Greek and is a prophetic ocean nymph and daughter of the ocean god Proteus.
Octopea nr 3. Eurybia means wide force in Greek and is the goddess of the ocean, large waves and the wind on the sea, daughter of Gaia and Pontus.