Ceramic Crawfish in Covington

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Crawfish are taking over the streets of Covington.  No, not the ones you eat!  An artist in Slidell is painting ceramic crawfish that are going on display all over Covington.  Their sales will benefit the St. Tammany Cancer Fund.  News With A Twist reporter Deepak Saini introduces you to the artist who’s creating these crawfish for a cause.

Artist Adam Sambola says, “”Being the only one painting them all.  I try not to mess up too much because I don’t want to get behind on them.”

With a stroke of a brush, Artist Adam Sambola is putting a lot of time into bringing these crawfish to life.

“I could probably do one in a day or two and one that’s got a lot of thought into it, details or clothing or anything like that, that’s 2 to 3 days,” says Sambola.

His creativity knows no bounds.

“I get all kinds of ideas just sitting in the middle of them.  I really truly enjoy the character,” adds Sambola.

The ceramic crawfish are inspired by his signature character, Red Bean.  He’s the muse in Sambola’s paintings.  Red Bean serves beignets at Cafe Du Monde, walks on stilts at a Mardi Gras parade and who doesn’t love a crawfish at a tailgate?  Ever seen a giant crab pulling a crawfish through the French Quarter?  Well, you have now.

With Sambola’s take on Cajun culture, you can see why he was picked to paint the town red in Crawfish.