Octopuses have a habit of picking up stones and shells from the bottom of the sea. When you pull up an octopus pot, you find octopuses embracing things like this. Sometimes the pot is full of stones and shells.
Some octopuses like stones, and others like shells.
And I like collecting these things from them.
‘Offshore: artists explore the sea’, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 1 April to 28 August 2017
‘Aquatopia’, Tate St Ives, 12 October 2013 - 26 January 2014
‘Aquatopia’, Nottingham Contemporary, 20 July - 22 September 2013