The Octopus Series – Drawings by Maria Pia Binazzi

“The Octopus Series” is a collection of studies and drawings focused on the theme of “morphosis”. The term originates from the Ancient Greek mórphōsis and means the way an organism changes form during its biological development due to the impact of external factors.

The tentacled figures may suggest, metaphorically, the dark psychical impulses endlessly disturbing our rationality, leaving us feeling embarrassed towards civilization. 

They can also be considered as “rebel” elements which pervade pre-constitutional forms of society.

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