New Ocean-themed design work from Tom Buhrman!

One more reason to love the Bull City: Re”cycled” bicycle tire attire by Tom Buhrman.

And pictured below is my TENTACULAR 2017 Christmas gift from my dear partner, Ben Algaetarian Turney. He gets me. He commissioned artist Tom Buhrman (http://www.buhrman.com/) to craft this unbelievable Octopurse created from repurposed bicycle tires. I can also turn the Octopurse upside down and wear it on my head so that I look like an OctoPope (Tom’s term). What a great conversation starter and entry point for sharing a little octopus education too. First: “tentacular” is not an appropriate term since octopuses have only arms vs. tentacles. Squid have both tentacles and arms. Tentacles are only used for finding food; arms are used for multiple purposes. However, I really like using the term “tentacular.” If the house is ablaze, this Octopurse/OctoPope hat is what I’m tossing out the window toward safety.

And to learn more about fascinating cephalopods, read: https://orionmagazine.org/article/deep-intellect/.

I can store my entire “Vampire Squid” costume in this for a quick “Wonder Ocowoman” wardrobe change anywhere I go.

 

 

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