Just attempt not grinning the 1st time you face Meret Oppenheim’s “Octavia.”
From a distance, it resembles an owl, or it’s possible an owl idol or an owl sarcophagus. Move closer, and odd sections reveal by themselves. A single of the wings is fashioned from a handsaw the other is the saw’s mirror graphic, painted. A mysterious, serious-wanting human eye peers via the painted-on noticed “handle.” Unruly black bangs dangle from the creature’s flat-topped human head, which also has a protruding nose and tongue created of plaster.