Original photo by Damon Fodge
Chalk Reproduction by Katie Better
Suncoast Arts Fest 2014 - First Place
Phew! Suncoast Arts Fest is in the can! This was one helluva fun piece to make. Lots of bright colors and a heavy dose of home state pride.
Blue crabs are an important symbol, not just of Maryland, but also the dire need of preserving the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s delicate ecosystems. While incredibly delicious, these creatures are also beautiful and mysterious. Much is still unknown about the life of a blue crab, especially due to the unique, and changing, salt and freshwater chemistry of the Bay itself, which is a big reason why farming them is next to impossible. So get your shit together and help heal the Bay everyone!
(To learn more, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's website!)
Thank you again to Damon Fodge for letting me work off of his wonderful crab photograph.
Special thanks to BK Lyons for teaching me about the wonders of brushes on chalk. She saved my butt when it came to tackling that intimidating wood grain, haha.
Time now to pop some Advil, and get to work planning for the next festival! :)