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Araneae

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Araneae is an interpretation of a spider's legs and web. Araneae seeks balance in both the physical and visual texture created from a piece of cloth that has been deconstructed, stitched, pieced and manipulated. As a species, spiders serve as important predators and prey for a multitude of other animals. Spiders' primary niche in nearly every ecosystem is controlling insect populations. To bring attention to their importance, an original textile was created. Squares of organza were torn from the bolt to create frayed, hair-like edges on the textile like on the leg of a spider. The squares were then accordion folded and pressed. The accordion was folded in half an the inside edges were stitched together to allow the outside edges to spread, creating a fan-like shape. Each shape was then meticulously draped on the form to produce an organic pattern, causing the viewer's eye to move throughout the piece.

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Nov 10th, 10:00 AM

Araneae

Araneae is an interpretation of a spider's legs and web. Araneae seeks balance in both the physical and visual texture created from a piece of cloth that has been deconstructed, stitched, pieced and manipulated. As a species, spiders serve as important predators and prey for a multitude of other animals. Spiders' primary niche in nearly every ecosystem is controlling insect populations. To bring attention to their importance, an original textile was created. Squares of organza were torn from the bolt to create frayed, hair-like edges on the textile like on the leg of a spider. The squares were then accordion folded and pressed. The accordion was folded in half an the inside edges were stitched together to allow the outside edges to spread, creating a fan-like shape. Each shape was then meticulously draped on the form to produce an organic pattern, causing the viewer's eye to move throughout the piece.

 

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