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While life undersea varies quite a bit from land-side living, there are more similarities than one might expect. Take parades, for instance. Thanksgiving’s Day parades, military parades, gay pride parades – the occasions may be different, but the basic idea is the same: all the denizens of the sea show up very early in the morning with comfortable seating and picnics and mob the thoroughfares waiting for festivities to begin. And while everyone appreciates the marching bands, and dignitaries of note who glide by, waving sedately in seashell convertibles, it’s the floats and balloons that everyone shows up for, isn’t it? And under the sea, the floats really – well, float. Lovely Allegra will be posing in her fabulous conch gondola, waving her clam shell fan while her giant octopus friend, Antipodes shows off with colorful bioluminescent displays and intricate tentacle configurations – they’re sure to dazzle the crowd! So the next time you find yourself relaxing with an umbrella-festooned cocktail on a beach in Belize, or sunning yourself on the deck of a schooner off Catalina, take a moment to imagine the festivities that could be taking place very close by.

Signed & dated, this 7 1/2” x 9 1/2” original collage depicting Allegra and Antipodes has been constructed of hand cut vintage images upon a hand painted watercolor background and features real shell accent on Allegra’s fashionable hat as well as a real starfish and skeleton leaf “seaweed”. One octopus tentacle extends onto the 10” x 13” white matte. The (optional) matte black frame measures 12” x 15” and has hanging hardware on the back (please see Note below). This piece is just luminous and is sure to add unspeakable panache and a sense of serenity to your study, bedroom or powder room.

*NOTE: the last photo is of a different piece, Aurelia & her Jelly Cruiser, in the frame you will receive. This piece is not included in the listing.

This original artwork and story are copyright Ramona Szczerba 2011. Copyright to this material is in no way transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – neither image nor story can be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!

NOTE - This is not an expensive frame – if you’d rather have it framed yourself, I will deduct $15 off the price and the postage will decrease, as will the possibility of breakage in transit, despite my crack packaging skills. Please send a convo if you would prefer the piece UNframed, and I will send it in the matte in flat rigid packaging and will REFUND THE $15 AS WELL AS SOME SHIPPING COST ($17, insured, v. $12, without the frame. Priority Mail). International customers, please convo me for a shipping price quote.

Octopus Float


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