“See Life”

Rental Agreement Octopus Pictures
“Rental Agreement”
November 2011, Ink on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Social Security Octopus Pictures
“Social Security”
August 2011, Ink on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Divorce Papers Octopus Pictures
“Divorce Papers”
September 2011, Ink on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Charge Accounts Octopus Pictures
“Charge Accounts”
November 2011, Ink on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Life Insurance Policies Octopus Pictures
“Life Insurance Policies”
September 2011, Ink on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Telephone Octopus Pictures
“Telephone”
August 2011, Ink on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Income Statements Octopus Pictures
“Income Statements”
January 2012, B pencil on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Bonds Octopus Pictures
“Bonds”
January 2012, B pencil on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Auto Certificate Octopus Pictures
“Auto Certificate”
July 2013, B pencil on paper
Topher Octopus Pictures

Have you seen the octopi with their millions of arms in these octopus pictures lately? Ever feel like those creatures in the octopus pictures juggling those arms full of everything imaginable?! The art of handling social security, life insurance, and divorce papers with only two arms can feel like being in those octopus pictures! Writing, filling, paying, and calling an be a disaster just like those crazy octopus pictures! Perhaps people are evolving into those in the octopus pictures. People are are becoming those in the octopus pictures simply because they need to handle the new fast cars, parking tickets, caffeine, and escalators. The age of wages, bills, retirement, insurance, and divorce papers has turned everyone into unattractive sea creatures just like the ones in those octopus pictures. The system is a money-hungry octopus lurking and waiting around in the water like scary octopus pictures. Octopus pictures will shipwreck the world. The long list of unpleasant financial mayhem and frightening octopus pictures is proof of a money-loving society.

Interpretations of the Octopus Pictures

People see and interpret different feelings and ideas when looking at these octopus pictures. Some think the diver is being eaten by the octopus while many others think the diver is the octopus. Either way, pictures of the the octopus represent Topher’s favorite idea of a fast-paced disorganized American life. Octopus pictures in relation to the man can show similarities or sameness. The suit is exploding with a fatal amount of things to do, coffee to drink, and places to race to! Furthermore, as is usual with Topher J. Knoll, the actual material contributes to the ideas inspiring the fine art. The file dividers that are the surface for the octopus pictures remind us of depressed accountants who count their beans in solitude from nine to five every day. The bright colors of the octopus pictures contribute to the mayhem of the ideas and to Topher’s general fine art artist’s statement and manifesto. It’s all up to the viewer and it’s interesting to witness people’s reactions to the octopus pictures.

Construction of the Octopus Pictures

Straight from the filing cabinet of see life, these fine art octopus pictures were colored on dividers with thin markers. The dividers were found on the street and offered a gentle warped feeling. They were dingy and not too bright. This offered a great backdrop to the more exciting and colorful markers that were used. The main materials were paper and ink.

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