Pin It
Favorite

Crafting Crustaceans 

click to enlarge sota-lobster.jpg

Burlington metal sculptor Kat Clear has another oversized work to add to her growing list of credits (the last was a 40-foot quilt for Fletcher Allen Health Care). This one’s a lobster, dubbed Libby the Langosta — the Spanish word for the critter — that’s mounted on the side of the aptly named Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, N.J. Clear, now 30, once worked at a different eatery owned by the Lounge’s entrepreneurial proprietor, Marilyn Schlossbach, whom Clear calls “a serial restaurateur.”

A New Jersey native turned Vermonter — she graduated from the University of Vermont in 2002 — Clear maintains her ties to the Garden State, and it’s, um, clearly paying off. Her copper-colored crustacean measures 10 feet tip to tail, and 5 feet claw to claw, she says. At night it’s even more impressive; blue LED lights installed underneath the sculpture give it an ethereal outline. By day, viewers can see that Libby is a really big piece of origami, albeit in metal. Clear explains that its middle contains a bit of hand-blown glass — actually, “48 pieces of glass the light can shine through.” What’s not evident is that the angular arthropod is preggers. Well, not really, but Clear hints that a couple of offspring — call them boardwalk babies — will join Libby in the spring.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

More by Pamela Polston

About The Author

Pamela Polston

Pamela Polston

Bio:
Pamela Polston is the cofounder, coeditor and associate publisher of Seven Days.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2017 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation