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Between the City and the Sea 2019- 2021

59.5cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Acrylic paint and collage on shaped 640gsm Fabriano paper, on Mount Board

$ 880.00

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Artist:
Rachel Rovay | Artist
Subject:
Spider Crabs in Port Phillip Bay
The relationship between the giant spider crab and the stingray. Every year, giant spider crabs migrate to Port Phillip Bay's shallows, reaching their biggest mass by June.

Spider Crabs stick together as they squeeze off their old, hardened shells and expose their new soft shells that allow them to grow in size. As 'gardeners' of the sea, they feed on all the Algae and sponge. Once the Crabs fully moult, they're actually open to being predated on by stingrays and other sea creatures.

The Spider Crabs symbolically represent resiliency, unwillingness to give up, renewal and rebirth.

The Chinese regard the Crab as a harbinger of good luck

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