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4.52 / 5.00

Date
01/21/2013
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Illustration
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2016 x 3056 px
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ocean
octopus
underwater
selfportrait
  • Frontpaged January 21, 2013

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Self portrait filled with whimsy and phallic imagery. Hurray.

*Front Page?! Thank you New Grounds for the smile on my face right now c: *

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MsCalypsoMsCalypso

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 21, 2013

I like the whole look of it. self portrait? yur cute. ^^ lol.


Madame-origami responds:

I am a pretty cute octopus, thanks for noticing~


MicFire999MicFire999

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 24, 2013

"Always on my mind"

An octopus? Why would an octopus be on a girls mind...all... the time....hmm.. The bad side of me wants to think "Tentacle porn". Fantasy?

Anywho, nice work.


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skullkid229skullkid229

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 25, 2013

The octopus could be considered a combination of the male and the female. The tentacles of the octopus are male aspect and the unseen mouth engulfing the head of our self-portrayed artist is the female aspect. The engulfing with the statement of "always on my mind" is our subject's lingering thoughts of sex. The ocean is the vastness of the world we live in both physical and spiritual. The floating could be interpreted as orgasm as I have heard dream analyst say it represents when a woman has an orgasm in a dream. I don't mean this in any disrespectful way either. If I'm looking to deep let me know.


Madame-origami responds:

Haha! I like it! To be honest, this image was just a quick little whimsy piece, but I enjoy your interpretation too.

(If anything, my personal interpretation of this piece might have more to do with the stranglehold that nostalgia can have on the mind. Life is a struggle between sink or swim, and sometimes we allow the past to weigh us down and keep us adrift in limbo. That said, as long as you have a sound argument any interpretation goes, and I find your interpretation quite sound.)


sweet21sweet21

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 26, 2013

If I were in that situation my first thought would be 'Holy fuck there's an octopus on my head' but it would then be overshadowed by 'Shit, im running out of air, how did I get down here in the first place?'
I would then realize it was all a dream but then remember it was one of THOSE dreams where if you poop in your dreams you poop for reals, where then I would have to change the sheets.
So congratulations, your piece made me think which is more than I can say about everything else.

five stars would look at again.


Madame-origami responds:

I like you.


AfroRyanAfroRyan

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 22, 2013

Why can't an octopus just be an octopus? Why must it be pahllic imagery?


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Madame-origami responds:

That's society for you. Just as the ocean is Yonic imagery. This whole image is just wrought with sexual tension, man!