Artist Name: Ohtake Ryousuke
Title: Spiny Lobster
Details: circa 2014 – 31cm – Boxwood, “beard of whale”
Why It’s Notable:
The form of the spiny lobster was impeccably replicated in boxwood.
But the realistic appearance wasn’t enough to get recognized as a Notable Inspiration. This was: the joints were carved so they move just like a real lobster would.
This amazing video (duration – 3:04) shows how the lobster moves. Note how the artist holds the part he is working on at the 0:12 mark – so simple!
I think that the ball and sockets are snapped into place.