Claude started out an an abstract sculpture and then one day I wanted to add some old soldering irons to it. Suddenly it looked like the beginnings of a crab.
The bicycle lights and old shearing shears seemed the obvious parts for his eyes and claws. Initially I was going to clad his body with old copper and then clean it up to make it that nice copper colour. However, once I added the aged copper I decided to keep it as it had a beautiful patina to it.