Spiders and Spirographs

An extension from my Australian Gothic drawings, Spiders & Spirographsstudies Australian spiders spinning spirographs.

Spiders symbolise great wisdom, mystery and creativity of the cosmos. The patient architect threading their web. In the psyche everything is connected, both seen and unseen, pluck one thread and the resonance will ripple through the whole web.

Spiders remind me of the the greco-roman Moirae/Fates: Clotho (Spinner), Lachesis (Alotter) and Atropos (Inflexible/Inevitable). Weaving their threads of life – patient, industrious and deadly powerful.

Spirograph toys kick back to the mid 1960s. For these works, I used a bright orange-purple-green plastic number from the 1980s. Fractals- an infinite repeating patterns with regularities across different levels. And a strand of code underlying the structure of nature and the cosmos. {Insert a Matrix GIF here}.

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