Manyu Qi is an artist based in London and Chongqing, China.
Her early works are presented as traditional sculptures and reliefs. The later works unfold the description and study of people and society with ethnographic research methods. Octopus is a sociological trope in works. Reveals the sexualization interpretation of the man-animal confrontation. The octopus is a symbolic language to emphasize the anatomical structure of reproduction. Her multifarious anatomy—her axial mouth, slinking tentacles, and innumerable suction cups, These features are metonymic to a female genital apparatus. At the same time, the octopus suction discs, gripping and entwining characteristics by endowing the tentacles with phallic attributes, and a polyphyletic symbol is created.