Within art, spiders are depicted as symbols of mystery, mischief, malice as well as patience, due to their hunting technique of setting webs and waiting for prey. Web-spinning are also associated with dreams of deceit and lies. The most iconic representation in modern art is Louise Bourgeous' giant sculpture Maman, which is metaphoric of nurture and protection. Spiders have also been the focus of fear of various cultures for centuries and are objects of worship in ancient Peru.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.