Laura Zindel Ceramics

Exquisitely-rendered tarantulas, bird eggs, and bumblebees with dishware as canvas

Drawn with careful, scientific precision, Laura Zindel‘s insect imagery adds a creepy Victorian-era touch to her expertly-crafted ceramics. The highly detailed, all-black renderings of spiders on dinner plates and scarab beetle on saucers show her gifts for illustration and well-made tableware alike. Incorporating an array of animals and plants, Luna moths, bees, tarantulas, dragonflies, ladybugs and birds all get her painstakingly loving treatment. Zindel’s taste …

Tomás Saraceno: 14 Billions

Spiderweb-inspired art draws on science and architecture for a creepily abstract installation

In a triumph of art, science and architecture, Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno‘s site-specific exhibit “14 Billion” scales a Black Widow’s web up to magnificent proportions. Currently on display at Stockholm’s Bonniers Konsthall, 14 Billion is an extension of the work he showed at the 2009 Venice Biennale called “Galaxy Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider’s Web.” The Frankfurt-based artist worked …