Meadows lived on the Cocos Islands in the South Indian Ocean during the Second World War. He became very interested in crabs and their behaviour when he was there.He said that this sculpture was ‘the essence of crabness’, which means that he believes that this work shows exactly what typical crabs are like, and how they behave.
If you were going to write a tale about a crab, what would the crab be like? Where would it live? Which animals would your crab be friends with, if any?