Saturday, March 7, 2009

Art and Science Project

My first project in drawing 3 relates to the topic of "art and science." I focused on nature and the endless possibilities it has. My goal was to create my own artificial version of a naturally occurring glow worm web. The concepts behind this piece relate to the light at the end of the tunnel: the very light that draws you in, is that which will take your life. (The glow worm spins a mucus web and patiently waits for the prey. However, the glow worm does just that- it glows, illuminating the mucus web below. The illumination draws the prey in to their eternal end.) I am intrigued by the idea that something so beautiful is also so deadly.