Crabs and lobsters are part of the crustacean family and within visual culture, are symbolic of change, cycles, trust, protection and transformation. Lobsters are perceived as luxury food today, however they symbolised poverty before the 20th century as their shape resembles an insect. In fact, the word lobster derives from the Latin word for locust. Some famous depictions include Dali's Lobster telephone as well as Sebastian from Disney's Little Mermaid.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.