The God of Crabs

Crab God Print

The God of Crab

Crab embroidery

The God of Crabs by Mother Eagle

Hand embroidery on cotton. 2014

49cm x 49cm


Read the blog post about this piece here.

In our society we often elevate certain animals to god-like status whilst others are seen as ugly, scary, disposable, or unlucky. Hand embroidery has been traditionally used to decorate and embellish emblems of power and royalty, and reserved for only the wealthiest and esteemed. So my intention in part was to subvert this and invite the viewer to see these ‘ugly’ animals as the most beautiful, special and powerful beings.

2 thoughts on “The God of Crabs

  1. Hi Katie, I absolutely love your work and follow you on Instagram. I was wondering (and hoping) if the God of Crabs original embroidery is available for purchase? Please email me with the price and if it is not available how much it would be to commission a piece similar. Thank you for your time.

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