Signed and dated verso. Artist’s statment: “In 2020 in Venice, Italy, human activity and boat traffic slowed to a standstill. Many marine animals returned to the lagoon, the Medusa octopus among them. This mother “hen” protects and nurtures her offspring. With 9 brains, 8 arms, and 3 hearts that pump blue blood, the octopus is a resilient creature”.