Araneae is an interpretation of a spider’s legs and web. As a species, spiders serve as important predators and prey for a multitude of other animals. Their primary niche in nearly every ecosystem is controlling insect populations. To bring attention to their importance, an original textile was created by tearing squares of organza from the bolt to create frayed, hair-like edges on the textile like the leg of a spider. The squares were then accordion folded and pressed. The accordion was folded in half and 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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