Sculptor Works in Old Lobster Trap Lines
February 9, 2015
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 And to craft the piece, she’s prepared to pay fishermen good money for outdated trap lines they don’t have much use for.