Crab Art

Crabs are fascinating sea creatures that have significant symbolical and spiritual importance to humans, especially those of us who live by the sea.

The strange-looking animal represents patience, harmony, success, progress, protection and transformation. Crab motifs are often featured in traditional and contemporary art. Here are a few crab pieces created by local artists.


Margaret Golson Pearman grew up on the May River and paints lively expressions of crabs and other local fixtures. See more of her work at Eggs N Tricities in Bluffton.

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Metal sculptor Chase Allen lives on Daufuskie Island, where he operates The Iron Fish. Find more of his work online at ironfishart.com.


Bluffton resident Hailey King has been creating steel art since 2017. She operates HK Steel Art. Find more of her work online at hksteelart.com.


Julie Jones is a Hilton Head Island native. She prefers to paint with oils for their smooth, blending quality but occasionally paints in acrylics as well. See more of her work online at juliejonesartwork.com.

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