Mended spiderwebs

May 4, 2008

US artist Nina Katchadourian used needle, red thread and glue to mend spiderwebs she found around her house in Pörtö, Finnland. The spiders however rejected her help:
“The morning after the first patch job, I discovered a pile of red threads lying on the ground below the web. At first I assumed the wind had blown them out; on closer inspection it became clear that the spider had repaired the web to perfect condition using its own methods, throwing the threads out in the process. My repairs were always rejected by the spider and discarded, usually during the course of the night, even in webs which looked abandoned.”

The mended webs are really beautiful, but i like even more that nature, or in this case the owners of the web, the spiders, had the last word and showed her how its done properly 🙂
The threads and the reaction of the spiders reminded me what amazing constructions spiderwebs are in general, too.


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