Octopus's Garden


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Prints available on Paper, Metal, Canvas. New Framing Options for Paper Prints! 40"x60" pieces are limited editions of 10, signed and dated by Adam.

I love the Arboretum’s Japanese Garden. It’s a beautiful space with rock formations, a waterfall, and did you know an octopus could fill the pond? Look, the Fab 4 are there, too in their yellow submarine. 

My Mom introduced me to The Beatles, and we often visit the Arb together. A visit to this Garden always makes me think of the Beatles’s song, Octopus’s Garden, which reminds me of Yellow Submarine (Album, Movie, or Song). Sometimes when I get an idea in my head I just have to paint it out, and this is my version of the Japanese Octopus’s Garden.