Eight Arms of Inspiration Book Review
Written, edited, curated by Jinxi Caddel
Co-edited by Mike DeVries
Published by Memento Publishing & Out of Step Books
Cover art by Oleg Turyankskiy
Eight Arms of Inspiration Book: The Octopus Art Project features an extensive collection of octopus-related artwork from around the world. With a diverse array of mediums included, the octopus is interpreted in nearly 1,000 different ways by over 440 artisans of many genres and disciplines.The Eight Arms of Inspiration is a full color, hardcover, 336-page, coffee table-style book. Featured in this extensive collection are: paintings, drawings, tattoos, sculptures, sketches, photographs, graffiti art, digital art, jewelry, poetry, glasswork, cloth art, pottery, bronze work, cake art, and so much more – all centered on the octopus as the inspirational and creative focus.
This collective project brings together a creative and colorful ensemble to celebrate and honor the eight-armed cephalopod with three hearts, no bones, and blue blood known as the octopus.