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"Beware the Cuttlefish" by Barry McWilliams

Barry McWilliams

"Beware the Cuttlefish" by Barry McWilliams

$ 30.00

Color Anthropology
– How Color Shaped the World –

Color Anthropology features sixty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints and originals, have provided a snapshot into the history, significance, and prominence of some of their favorite colors from throughout the ages. From Egyptian Blue to Millenial Pink, Ancient to Contemporary, each color has stories we can't even begin to imagine. The Color Anthropology Exhibition is on display March 21st - May 20th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Barry McWilliams
Los Angeles

Beware the Cuttlefish
Color: Sepia / #704214
Original Artwork – Sepia ink on watercolor paper
Art: 12" x 16" Frame: 17" x 21"

12" x 16" Archival prints also available for $30.00

About this piece:

Deep down inside, I imagine that every cuttlefish wishes he or she was a Kraken.

Sepia ink is made from grinding dried cuttlefish ink sacks to a fine powder and mixing it with shellac. The cuttlefish, Sepia Officinalis, is a relative of both the squid and the octopus and uses its ink for communication & self-defense.

Sepia ink was commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries but the color is now most commonly made from artificial dyes. Actual cuttlefish ink remains popular in Mediterranean cuisine.

About this artist:

Barry, whose coffeeshop name is Freddy, is an art director, designer & animator in Los Angeles. He rides a lot of bikes & makes really good coffee.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation.

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