GarraPlata, which means “SilverClaw” in Spanish, is a 35 foot tall sculpture of a somewhat abstracted Lobster. In something of a departure from my other large works, GarraPlata has no interactive element, and its kinetic element is limited to fire emerging from the tips of the antennae. I have always been a fan of the unique and bizarre morphology of lobsters (and crustaceans in general), and Garraplata is simply my homage to these creatures. The “pose,” or “stance,” of Garraplata is deliberately un-lobster-like, and is in fact more closely related to that of a leaping superhero, or super-villain. In this way, Garraplata is actually intended to be a kind of over-sized Pagan-Lobster-God.
Garraplata at Coachella 2012
This was from the original proposal for Garraplata. Garraplata was funded by Coachella for the 2012 festival.
This image was also for the original proposal.
Garraplata has been exhibited at:
- Coachella Festival, Indio, California, April 2012
- VOODOO Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2012