There was a time I painted so many crabs that they became a kind of trade mark. I liked
to use them instead of human figures, as I was afraid that what I tried to express about
aggression, suffering or caring, could become a touch too theatrical and therefore
ridiculous by using human bodies. Crabs with their great claws and the many limbs of
their ten feet – don’t trust any crab with only eight feet, they’re crap! - allowed every
expression I wanted.
Lost (7.7x13),oil on tempera, 1964
Claws (8.5x10.1). oil on
tempera, 1967
Resurrection (20x27.6), oil on tempera, 1967
Laesoe (9.6x12.4) oil on
acrylic, 1977
Pile of Crabs (11x18.1), oil on
tempera, 1963
The Sea's Gone (15.4x20.1), oil on
acrylic, 1973
The Sea's Revenge (20x27.6), oil on acrylic, 1978
Comfort, oil on acrylic, 1979   SOLD
Jerome, oil on acrylic, 1979  SOLD
Crab Pagoda,
oil on acrylic,
Crabbed House (11.5x15.5), oil on
acrylic, 1979
Washed Ashore (20x27.6) oil on acrylic, 1977
Protection (15.6x23.5 ), oil on acryl, 1982
Traveller I (20x27.6), oil on acrylic,
Storm (20x27.6), oil on acrylic, 1991
Traveller II (20x27.6), oil on acrylic, 1978
The Stranger (9.1x13.4), oil on acrylic,
The Couple (12x16), acrylic, 1980
The Rebel (27.6x20), oil on acrylic,
Big Crab II (20x27), wax crayon, 1988
Big Crab I (20x27), wax crayon, 1988
Out of Season
(12.1x8.2), oil on
Other techniques
On a Strange Planet (15x23), pastel, 1988
The Invaders (5x6), acrylic, 2007