Cinemaquette Presents: ORIGIN
"Origin" represents the combination of imaginary and authentic animals from nature.
This style of art from David Zhou presents a virtual animal world, following the concept of "The Origin of Species." By continuing to add more animals from exotic lands, skies and oceans, we will explore a rich world with their lifestyle and environmental roles.
David Zhou is a traditional animal sculptor and designer of imaginary animals who lives in Shanghai with his family.
Origin : Caving Volume 1
Species: Magellan Octopus
"When an Adventurer Becomes a Collector..."
The Magellan Octopus is born with smooth and soft skin and a bulge on its back. Average length of the species is around 15cm. There is an obvious boundary between the head and the body, which, combined with the patagium, looks like a circle of brim, like wearing a saying cap when seen from a distance. That's how it got its name, Magellan Octopus.
Magellan Octopus is the kind of species that is rich
in spirit of adventure, because they are often leaving their own nests to look
for new living environments. It’s very common to occupy the caves, from the
other octopi, although they never stop collecting the colorful and bright shells,
corals and rocks. They are addicted to collecting these because they are
extremely sensitive to colors.
Extremely different from the other octopi, Magellan
Octopus has seven tentacles, with one of them evolved to be a unique weapon, a slingshot
foot. By controlling the muscles on its wrist, Magellan Octopus can shoot out a
small piece of stone. The prey can be easily knocked out and threatened. Magellan
Octopus mainly eats small crustaceans, but its food does not include the Sailor
Shrimp, which helps its captain to clean its nest. The pattern and color of
Sailor Shrimp are also its favorite style; maybe this is the reason why it
takes at least one shrimp as company for each move.
Sailor Shrimp is transparent blue, and its body is short
but its head and carapace are much large. Male and female sailor shrimp are
about the same body size. The body color of male shrimp is lighter than the female,
while the male has light brown eyes and the female shrimp has yellow-white ones.
The male Sailor Shrimps are fed by the skin secretions from their "captain," Magellan Octopus. They will always be with the Magellan Octopus except for during their breeding time.
• Approximately 9.8 inches in height.
• Approximately 9.1 inches in width.
• Approximately 7.1 inches in depth.
• Exquisitely detailed paint.
• Caving Themed Ceramics Ring
• Limited in production to 500 units
• Each piece is signed by Artist David
Zhou under the base.
EARLY BIRD EXCLUSIVE (Effective till Feb 15th, 2017):
Will comes with the exclusive bundle bonus: Sailor Shrimp.
REGULAR VERSION (From Feb 16th, 2017, to cutoff date:
*IMPORTANT* The Early Bird and Regular Version may be
closed anytime without advance notice when it reaches our edition size. We will
not do a second run, so don't miss out!