Frick Fine Arts Building
The artists SPIN on it .
SPIN SPAN SPUN refers to the words themselves, their definitions and all of the associations and their threads.
The Web symbolizes both the Tapestry and the Tape: the Weave and the Weaver: the Mesh and the Enmeshed: the Spider and the Fly.
The World Wide Web is our metaphor for contemporary communication.
Grandmother Spider brought fire.
Penelope wove to delay her suitors and keep faith with Odysseus.
Princesses of marriageable age prick their fingers on spinning wheels and cursed, sleep for a century.
How come spiders are referred to as she? Is it the aged association of spinning?
In this respect SPIN SPAN SPUN is of female gender, womens work, as well as the Freudian phallic symbol and Jungian associations
that SPANS my frame of reference
and now my story is all SPUN.
Site-specific SPIN SPUN SPAN was designed in 3D Studio MAX, a 3D computer-modeling program; the physical work was created by hand.
Hilary Shames (a.k.a. Langhorst), 638 Pine Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, (724) 252-6617