MATERIAL: metal: steel
DIMENSIONS: overall: 140 in x 150 in x 118 in
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier
© Artist or Artist's Estate, photo: Ken Ek
The fabricated steel sculpture by Seymour Ikenson looms ominously overhead ready to frighten anyone with a predilection towards arachnophobia. 'Spider', with its glossy black surface and pointy fangs is easily recognized as the image of an abstracted spider. The five curving legs begin as large flat steel pieces and then extend to the ground by way of metal struts that create an architectural structure. Viewers will also notice the resemblance to the stabiles of Alexander Calder in its scale and use of bolts as both fasteners and visual stimuli.