Sophisticated Spiderwebs

Spiderwebs are not usually considered sophisticated. They tend to be used for things related to costuming fabrics, accessories and props. Put a spiderweb on something and it’s not likely to be taken seriously. Which is odd since spiderwebs are some of the most amazing and beautiful creations constructed by any non-human creature on earth. But commercialism may have killed our true appreciation for these incredible weavings.

So when I came across this piece below, I was thrilled to see the spiderweb patterning presented in such a light and sophisticated way.

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Our artist here, Kathrin Neumaier, calls it etching but since she does state that it is made with silver oil paint, I would guess it’s actually done with stamps and a light touch. In any case, it relays the gossamer feel of real spiderwebs on a contemporary tile collar design that is much appreciated by spiderweb aficionados like myself.

 

4 comments

  1. She was using Gwen Gibsons “tear away technique” which is often referred to as etching in the Polymer Clay world 🙂

  2. I too am amazed at the artistry of spiderwebs. And you’re so right, usually spiderwebs in jewelry or clothing is not sophisticated. But oh my dear, this necklace is gorgeous!!!

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