Octopus Hearts

Personal artwork, created as part of my 2019: a year in prints challenge. Ink and watercolour illustration of a pacific red octopus, reproduced as a 12″ giclée fine art print (limited edition of 30) and square greetings card.

Octopuses have three hearts; one that pumps blood around the body and two that pump blood to the gills. Octopuses have blue blood.