Monday, September 12, 2011


I was always terrified of spiders.

When I was a kid my uncle owned a tarantula. My dad and his siblings thought it would be funny to pass around the molted skin of that tarantula in order to scare the daylights out of all the kids. So one day I walk to the sink to get some water and I see this thing sitting by the drain. That didn't help me get over my fear.

Parents can be so cruel.

That story has nothing to do with this painting. I just wanted to share some of my trials and tribulations of childhood with you. This is a cropped version of a wine label I created for No Name Art Group's charity drive for Philabundance. I used reference of a grape for the body and branches for the legs. Can you see it?


Allen Douglas said...

Love this one... simple, elegant, and creepy all at once.

Tessa Guze said...

Hi Christina!
I'm exciting your doing the wine label! Your spider is beautiful! Bethann and I are also participating. If you go to the reception please take lots of pictures! I can't be there because I'm living in Korea now but it looks like a lot of fun. Hope your doing well!

Christina Hess said...

Thanks! Sorry for the late response....I thought my comments were sent to me via email....I was wrong! Tessa, hope your well. Thanks for the holiday card!