The Cuttlefish

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Abstract exploration through Cephalopod ink.

Prints available to order.

A common writing ink during the height of the Greco-Roman civilization, sepia was named after the pigment derived from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish. Cephalopod ink has melanin as its primary component. And is engaged by the creature as a smoke screen, through which to escape potential danger.
All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.