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REFLECTIONS IN ART + CULTURE

SELF ORGANIZATION The Octopus Typewriter by Courtney Brown



SELF ORGANIZATION
The Octopus Typewriter
(2015, Bronze, 1930 Underwood Typewriter)


       Self Organization is a bronze sculpture that utilizes a 1938 Underwood 14" carriage typewriter as a foundation for eight individually sculpted tentacles. This sculpture will never have a copy, there is no edition and is truly one of a kind, taking around five years to complete.   


The concept of this piece refers to Moore's Law, which postulates that all intelligent beings at some point reach self knowledge, a recognition of "I".  This creature comes to life and reaches for the letter I, in spite of being a strange and unexpected hybrid. This is a metaphor for all of us, as we seek self organization and realization.


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