Spider Weather                                                                                                                                                                           During the pandemic of 2020 with its social isolation, like so many others, I re-engaged with the natural world of my home. Early morning walks revealed a profusion of orb spider webs in the tangle and chaos of weedy plants in the fields and ditches near my country home. Photographs of these webs shining in morning light became the raw material for montage. I add other photographs, scans, cyanotypes, drawn images, sewing marks or whatever I believe makes a connection to the richness of the patterns I’ve discerned.  The title of the series, ‘Spider Weather’ refers to the perfect combination of early morning light fog that reveals the webs of these prolific weavers.