The Concrete Octopus Mind

octopus mind

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21 Responses to The Concrete Octopus Mind

  1. Extra-ordinary! Brilliant!
    No words.. Its just too good! 🙂
    I wish i could as well branch out my comments with all the synonyms of excellence!


  2. An octopus…such a creative and thought-provoking piece!


  3. OMG, this is so awesome!

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  4. luckykaye says:

    Oh wow, that really is fantastic. I’m gonna have to try Adobe illustrator…

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    • Lori Ono says:

      Thank you. 🙂

      Have you used Illustrator before? It’s a great program but I found the learning curve to be steep. The pen tool was so counter intuitive at first. I watched a lot of videos and that helped. I still have lots to learn.


  5. This goes above and beyond. So good! Excellent word choices and magnificent subject.

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  6. Saurabh Shukla says:

    Very interesting! I could start reading from any tentacle and it still makes sense! For eg,
    Be glad…
    its unique way to …

    makes as much sense as:
    Be glad…
    it doesn’t target you …

    And it was fun reading tentacles instead of a line.

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    • Lori Ono says:

      I wondered if that would happen. I’m not sure if the octopus has left vs right or a radial concept of self so I thought… well, try it and see. Thanks for sharing your reader experience. I really appreciate your time and your comment.

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  7. I love octopuses–a fitting tribute! Only thing was I started at the wrong tentacle because of the placement of the dots (are those eyes?), but eventually I found the right order. 🙂


    • Lori Ono says:

      I’m not sure there is a “wrong” place to start though I definitely have an order that I thought of it. But I wondered if an octopus had a radial sense of self instead of a left-right thing and if so, would it matter where it started? But working in 2-D there’s a limit. I’m toying with the idea of making this 3-D somehow.

      They are kind of eyes, ellipses. I wanted to fill the space to fit the legs in. 😉

      Thanks for taking the time to read through it.

      You have a great user name BTW.

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  8. The eLFonian says:

    Very nicely done. Good use of bold type to scattered throughout. Made me think about adding colour when I saw the bold face. Definitely set in concrete. Can you do that only in text though? 😉


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