Survival Lines is a visual exploration using the historic photographic process of wet-plate collodion to collect and explore the webs of spiders. The works are created when the web is directly collected onto a prepared glass plate from the landscape surrounding my studio in Maine. I see these works as a combination of scientific specimens, explorations of form, and metaphors related to the human world webs we need to survive. The underlying interconnectedness of our contemporary world drives my questions and investigations into these works.
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.