WEB

2019

I have always loved insects, whichever kind they are.

As a child, I made ponds to attract crickets, golden ground beetles, firebugs ... which I joyfully captured in my garden.

As an adult, I was happy to receive birthday gifts of walking stick insects.

But despite being truly interested in these creatures, I was never drawn to spiders.

They trigger instant repulsion in me.

It's not so much their hairy bodies, their multiple pairs of eyes, their eight hairy legs, that turn me off.

But their webs: a delicate fabric, so beautiful under the sunlight, embroidered with pearls of morning dew.

I am terrified by the illusion they offer, of a death trap for any prey that wanders into their grip.

WEB #1 | 2019 | sand and archival paper | | 30 x 22 in

WEB #2 | 2019 | sand and archival paper | | 30 x 22 in

WEB #3 | 2019 | sand and archival paper | | 30 x 22 in

WEB #4 | 2019 | sand and archival paper | | 30 x 22 in

WEB #5 | 2019 | sand and archival paper | | 30 x 22 in

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© Capucine Bourcart 2020