Sculptor Works in Old Lobster Trap Lines

The Austin Contemporary, Laguna Gioria, TX, (2014), recycled lobster rope and paint. Photo courtesy Orly Genger
The Austin Contemporary, Laguna Gioria, TX, (2014), recycled lobster rope and paint. Photo courtesy Orly Genger

MBPN.net: A New York-based artist has become an unlikely source of revenue for a lot of Maine lobstermen. Internationally renowned sculptor Orly Genger makes massive works of art using rope—particularly discarded lobster line.

Genger’s latest project is a monumental sculpture to be installed in South Korea next year, utilizing more than 3 million feet of rope. And to craft the piece, she’s prepared to pay fishermen good money for outdated trap lines they don’t have much use for.

Read more about sculptor Orly Genger’s use of discarded lobster trap line to create art.