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Sprawled Self

High School Illustration

2019

Seo Hyun Lee
e: shlee@orangecubeart.com

Winner: Seo Hyun Lee Program: Orange Cube Art School: Saint Paul Preparatory Seoul Studio Artist: Seo Hyun Lee

The octopus is a very vulnerable creature however, it is a formidable predator. Each of its eight legs consists of a branch of the neural system, providing the head with exceptional deduction skills. It is almost impossible to chain it down or trap it. When given a chance, it will eventually free itself from its binds. The octopus symbolizes the ungraspable parts of self, often changing and reinventing itself. The drawing ‘Sprawled Self’ depicts the artist looking at the octopus escaping her grip.

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