©2011 Giselle Gautreau
4x4" Encaustic painting on panel

True story: My seven year old son went on a field trip recently to the UCSC Seymour Marine Lab in Santa Cruz. The students heard about the octopus that they have there. Apparently at one time fish kept disappearing from a tank at the lab and the folks there decided to set up a video camera to find out what was happening to the fish. The octopus was seen leaving it's own tank, going across the floor to where the fish were and eating them before returning back to his own tank.