fractal octopus and friendly star

I created this painting while reading about Plato’s theory of forms.  The concept that archetypes from celestial realms shape what we see in the creation.  In this painting  a fractal octopus is entranced by the light of a friendly star on an alien planet.  The star metaphorically represents the archetype, and I used a 2d projection of a 24 cell,  (also called an octaplex,)  to represent the form – the archetypal manifesting force behind the octopus.  A combination of an ancient Greek concept and fanciful astro-biological themes.

When We Meet Again

36 x 48 inches

Water soluble wax paint on wood panel

Available for purchase