Brains In Our Arms
Drive-By-Art: Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing
Organized by Warren Neidich
Copper wire installation May 9-10, 2020
Long misunderstood, underestimated and feared, the octopus is now known to be a highly intelligent problem solver
who uses tools to build his own environment and play games. Typically a loner, his exceptional eyesight makes him highly sensitive to his surroundings and he can change shape dramatically to fit through a space the size of his eye or change the color and texture of his skin to communicate with others or hide from predators. In addition to the one in his large head, the octopus has a brain in each of his dexterous and curious arms. Essentially, the artist in Covid19 isolation is a land octopus.