The toys of one’s childhood are inevitably incarcerated in the attic, store-room or basement, within which they are entombed inside musty cardboard boxes. During my research I excavated some of my toys from the dark vaults of the basement, and what confronted me was quite unsettling: Spiders had made their nests in the boxes containing my Legos and plastic toys. Blankets of gossamer and knotted threads of web shrouded my childhood objects, and most eerily the dried out husks of dead spiders covered my toys like some strange fungal growth.
This experience served as an inspiration for this drawing of arachnidan creatures composed of rope, weaving cocoons around my earliest playthings. Eventually these objects with their initial comforting connotations will become alien mummified entities.