I had a vision of hundreds of spider webs sewn together in a grand patchwork…but as a practical matter, one at a time. Just finished: reticulation #3.
Spider webs are endlessly fascinating to me. There are websites that show the path taken by spiders to construct their webs, and each has its own quirks and variations on the basic structure. A spider’s web is both strong and fragile, visible or invisible depending on reflection and point of view.
I like to take the same subject or idea and explore it sequentially over time. I started “reticulation #1” a few years ago, then started #2 before completely finishing #1. I did, undid, redid, undid and redid again.
Looking for another word, besides “web” to describe these embroideries, I came across “reticulation.” I like the sound of it, and the shades of meaning: not just web, but network, structure, tangle, labyrinth, interconnection, patchwork, weave, fiber, maze.
Genesis, continuity, return. Our journey always includes reticulation. Each web a singular, yet ephemeral, creation, like all the connections that make up a life.