I’m a little obsessed with the sad fate of Octopus mothers. They mate only once and after caring for their babies they die and are consumed. I always felt quite octopus-like as a mother, certainly wishing that I had more than one pair of hands. But very glad that the whole experience was not so all consuming that I succumbed to maternal death in order to provide my beloved children with a snack.
I’ve been doing a little Octopus research before I start a series of Octopus watercolours, and discovered a fascinating fact about Octopus anatomy that would explain a lot about some humans if only they shared the same anatomy.
We’ve all met some shockers of human beings. Often at work, certainly in general and public life and unluckily for some , within families.
Just look at this simple anatomy of an octopus.
Right by the Octopus heart there is a poison gland.
Everyone knows a human with one of those!
I’m not too sure where this blog is going. Watercolour research to fantasy anatomy.
But I think in the future when I meet a bad human I may try to imagine them being overwhelmed by their own poison gland. I hope it is unpleasant.