Bertha the Blue Crab
This sculpture measures 16” x 14” x 3,” is designed to hang on the wall or stand on a horizontal surface, and its claws are pose-able. It is a one-of-a-kind original, signed by Tripp. The colors and graphics are exactly as pictured in the adjacent photo, and it is made entirely from recycled aluminum signage riveted together, and is equally at home indoors or outdoors. Sold as wall art, not as a toy. Price includes shipping to Continental US addresses.
Each is made from recycled aluminum traffic and/or interstate exit advertising signs - stop signs, yield signs, and/or signs indicating which motel, restaurant, or gas station found at a particular exit are common examples. All of these signs are rugged tenth-inch aluminum-backed 3M Scotchlite films or commercial reflective paint on aluminum. When viewing a sculpture, the colorful parts are made with the reflective part of the signage facing outward, and its silver-colored parts are made with the aluminum backside of the sign facing outward. The silver-colored parts are hand ground and clear coated with lacquer to add texture & depth, then all parts are riveted together and given another clear coat of lacquer making the sculpture suitable for outdoor or indoor mounting. Each fish is one-of-a-kind, the artist combining infinite sign-patterned graphics with the mechano-organic design features he is known for.