• Diane M Kellogg

The Art of the Spiderweb!




The intricate structure of a spider web... is there any other that fascinates as much?

Please enjoy the following pictorial essay, along with some thought-provoking quotes.

Let's start spinning...


“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.”

”A spider’s web is stronger than it looks. Although it is made of thin, delicate strands, the web is not easily broken.”

E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!"

Sir Walter Scott, 1808


"Poetry is a fresh morning spider-web telling a story of moonlit hours of weaving and waiting during a night."

Carl Sandburg

"The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You'll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man."

Cheryl Hayashi

"A spider has no special skills other than building its web, and no lifestyle choice other than sitting still."

Haruki Murakami


"Teach them a spider does not spin a web. Spiders spin meaning. Cut one strand and the web holds. Cut many, the web falls. With the web's fall, so too falls the spider. Break the web. Break the spider. So breaks the circle of life."

Frederic M. Perrin


Photo Credits- Top to bottom.

1. Pexels, 2. Viktoria Emilia, Pexels, 3. Fredric Lee Phillips, Pexels.,4. Arthouse, Pexels.,

5. Jiří Mikoláš, Pexels., 6. Pexels., 7. Elisa H., Unsplash., 8. & 9. - Pexels., 10. Tailpiece, circa 1890. Wikimedia Commons., 11. Ray Bilclif, Pexels.


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