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An octopus table: a sure conversation starter!

By Shane Graber - Posted Nov 26, 2011 08:00 AM
This piece of art is absolutely amazing! It took 2.5 years to make (1500 hours total) and is cast completely out of bronze (minus the glass table top of course).
An octopus table: a sure conversation starter!

Check out the detail on those tentacles!

Isaac Krauss has built an incredibly detailed and beautiful octopus table out of bronze. The idea for the sculpture started back in high-school while he was working with ceramics but was put on the back burner due to limitations of the studio he was working in at the time. The idea resurfaced when he took a bronze class a couple years later.

The most difficult aspect of this project, according to Krauss, was the detailed suction cups and applying them to the octopuses eight arms. For this, a close friend of his helped him out and also assisted in carrying through with the project till its completion. Overall, it took 1500 hours of work and $5000 to create this marvelous piece of art.

More photos of the build can be found My Modern Met. We are certain that Richard Ross will want one of these for either his home or office (or both!).

(via BoingBoing)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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