Friday, December 19, 2008
"At the beginning of the wet season, most adult Red Crabs suddenly begin a spectacular migration from the forest to the coast, to breed and release eggs into the sea. Breeding is usually synchronized island wide. The rains provide moist overcast conditions for crabs to make their long and difficult journey to the sea. The timing of the migration breeding sequence is also linked to the phases of the moon, so that eggs may be released by the female Red Crabs into the sea precisely at the turn of the high tide during the last quarter of the moon."
This piece took the better part of a year to bring to completion. I used cut pieces of copper for the stairs and wrapped copper wire for the frame. I finished it in fall of 2005.