LOBSTER ART for Lobster Band-aid. Lobster Tough. Maine

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LOBSTER ART for Lobster Band-aid. Lobster Tough. Maine

LOBSTER ART for Lobster Band-aid. Portland, Maine

LOBSTER ART for Lobster Band-aid. Portland, Maine. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, pairs painting with new product. www.ArtistAmerican.com

Erin M Ferrell. Lobster

Erin M Ferrell. Lobster

36 x 36 inches

Mixed Media on wood

2016

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LOBSTER ART for Lobster Band-aid. Portland, Maine

Posted January 20 Updated January 21
“Maine startup Lobster Tough LLC developing a children’s bandage from lobster shells
The bandages would be the first commercial product developed from the New England Ocean Cluster.”
BY TOM BELLTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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A startup company in Maine is developing a children’s bandage coated with a substance extracted from crushed lobster shells that would promote blood-clotting and is resistant to bacterial infection.

The company, Lobster Tough LLC, shipped Maine lobster shells to a processor in Iceland for testing, and so far, the results are promising, said Thor Sigfusson, an Icelandic investor in the company.

Lobster shells usually end up in landfills after the meat is removed, he said. Using lobster shells to create a medical product would create more value for lobsters and boost the industry in Maine, he said.

“My dream will be to use the massive amounts of lobster shells that are being thrown into dumpsters,” he said.

Chitosan, the blood-clotting compound, is currently produced industrially by crushing shrimp shells and washing the solids with acids to remove inorganic materials and proteins. The U.S. Army has used field bandages treated with chitosan processed from shrimp shells.

The Maine lobster shells would be shipped from Portland to Iceland for processing.

The lobster shells must be dehydrated to remove weight and lower shipping costs. Lobster Tough this winter is shipping a portable dehydration machine from Iceland to Maine. The company eventually plans to build a $2 million dehydration plant somewhere on the Maine coast, said Patrick Arnold, an investor who lives in South Portland.

The goal is to introduce the bandages to the U.S. market in 2017, he said.

Maine is known for its pristine environment and sustainable lobster industry, Arnold said. That reputation will help sell the bandages, which will feature cartoon images of lobsters on its packaging.

“The storyline and traceability of the product is important,” he said.

The bandages would be the first commercial product developed through the New England Ocean Cluster, a new business incubator in Portland.”

BY TOM BELLTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Ok Maine Lobster Band-aid start up in Portland, Maine! I want you to see all of my Lobster paintings. The one that I have featured in particular with band-aids over the claws rather than rubber bands! So please consider using my art for your product packaging and marketing!!!!”

Erin McGee Ferrell

 

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Artist Statement
Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. Her work is located throughout the nation in hospitals, corporations and with private collectors. Figurative yet abstract, yet adhering to visual accuracy and measurement. Recently McGee Ferrell has explored mixed media with subjects focused on universal themes. New Series include: Petri Dish, Shifting Thresholds, Night Sails, and Good Dark: The Maine Potato. Erin McGee Ferrell is an influential American Artist and important Contemporary Painter.
Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.

Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine

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Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine

Photos by Cliff Kucine

Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, paints projects next to Whole Foods. Philadelphia-Artist.com

Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine

Franklin Street Series: Oil Painting Series Based on the views and culture along Franklin Street. Portland, Maine. Photographer Cliff Kucine captured artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, LIVE Painting.

“Franklin Street is the main artery into Portland. Every day I travel it. Along one side is the retail like Whole Foods, Planet Dog, and Verizon. Along the other side is low income housing. At the base of the street is Back Cove where people jog, and at the top is a Huge Catholic Cathedral. In the summer time I can see the Cruise Ships’ Tails looming above the city as I drive up Franklin Street. This series of work will have two parts. One, the views along Franklin, and the second a time lapse of the Urban Community Garden next to the low income housing.

As I paint along Franklin I have conversations with the homeless population which daily stands on the medians to beg. The Urban Garden series puts me in the path of Portland’s Sudanese community who live in that housing area and love to garden.”

Franklin Street I

Community Garden in March

Erin McGee Ferrell. American Artist

Artist Statement 2015
Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. The artist notices the spaces of sky and buildings between suspended electrical lines, seeking to paint the moments of sky that occur between the floors of a parking garage. Drawing is the foundation of her work as an artist. McGee Ferrell’s work may scream abstraction, but underneath adheres to visual accuracy and measurement. Addicted to adrenaline, the artist paints in highly public places where she is forced to paint fast and true. Recent work has focused on the merging of urban and coastal architectural structures in Philadelphia and Maine. McGee Ferrell is a natural entrepreneur who is determined to be an influential and important Contemporary American Artist.

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. She has studied and created art in Italy and Nigeria. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and professional athlete Kimmo Timonen.
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