Spider’s Web

A Spider’s Web

The spider, dropping down from twig,

Unfolds a plan of her devising,

A thin premeditated rig

To use in rising.

And all that journey down through space,

In cool descent and loyal hearted,

She spins a ladder to the place

From where she started.

Thus I, gone forth as spiders do

In spider’s web a truth discerning,

Attach one silken thread to you

For my returning.

EB White
Threesome, 2010, Stoneware
Love Poem, 2010. Stoneware &cotton, 66 x 43 x 37cm

The series “Spider’s Web” commemorates and processes the death of a dear friend.

Spectral Spectrum, 2010 Stoneware

EB White’s poem “A Spider’s Web” was used as an inspirational influence which lead to the creation of figures that stand singularly yet attached to others by either a small cotton cord or with only the illusion of an attachment.