Fun Crab Fact:
Blue crabs are sexually dimorphic, meaning sexes occur in distinct forms. Males have blue claws and a narrow abdominal apron (referred to as the Washington Monument). Females have red-tipped claws ("painted fingernails") and a broad abdominal apron (referred to as the Capitol dome).
About the Art:
Working with mostly 14-16 gauge raw steel, Fred cuts, hand hammers and welds the metal to create sea life, bringing an aquatic feel to homes, offices, and gardens. He often begins the rust process to give a more weathered appearance and to enhance the contours and shapes of a piece. No two pieces are ever the same, (so yours is one of a kind!), and variations in color and texture add to the overall character of his work. The Blue Crab is suitable for use both inside and outdoors. If displayed outdoors, the crab will continue to rust beautifully in the elements; but If you wish to reduce further rusting, we suggest applying a clear mat lacquer which will need to be reapplied over time. Each crab has a bracket on the back to allow it to hang several different directions.
The 8" baby Crab is 8 inches long and 6 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 1 pound.
The 18" Crab is 18 inches long and 12 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 3 pounds.
The 24" Crab is 24 inches long and 12 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 4 pounds.
The 36" Crab is 36 inches long and 23 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 6 pounds.
The 46" Crab is 46 inches long and 32 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 10 pounds.