Each crab is constructed from marine grade stainless steel and an 8mm stainless steel thread post will be attached to the bottom of each crab. This will mean that they can be secured by drilling 12mm holes into the existing concrete and can be easily fixed with Chemset. Each finished crab is approximately 100mm x 100mm x 100mm high including thread post. Three slightly different crab poses will be constructed to add to the overall effect of the group design. Prototype crab illustrated in photograph.
The V Dub was the overall winner for the 2008 Castaway Art New Beginnings Art Competition. The sculpture currently resides in the Gladstone Botanic Garden
"I have always been a regular at the dump shop and I’m always letting my mind ponder at what else something could be. The muffler used I found years before. I’ve always wanted to make a dragonfly sculpture and one day I found the muffler in the dump shop and as soon as I saw them I knew they would be the wings, not even realising they were VW panels – hence the name. "
Wings – VW mud guards
Body – muffler & bits
Eyes - Speakers
Head – Wine bottle holder