EPHEMERAL WEBS IN PUBLIC PLACES

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 04/05/2008 - 14:49.

 

Titled "Arachne Weaves Her Web", this imaginative low tech installation by Debbie Apple-Presser is testing viewers.  

 

Spun between two old oak trees in a little park which sits in the middle of the Horseshoe Lake in Shaker Heights, the web is exposed to everyone.    What will it catch?  Fragile, sparkling - will someone be enticed to sweep the cobweb away?   

 

The vulnerability of the installation puts the manners of visitors on show. 

 

Will some juvenile “moth” ride through it on a bike at dusk tonight? 

 

Webs are said to be stronger than steel – can the civic space resist testing its brute strength?

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