Thursday, January 14, 2010

repair work

I don't know how she did it, but Nina Katchadourian spent 6 weeks or so fixing spiderwebs one summer.
I think they are so beautiful and I'm amazed that they were even possible.
And this morning, reading about the tragedy and destruction in Haiti, I really like thinking about people fixing things. Even if it's just spiderwebs.

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21 comments:

Marisa said...

what beautiful images you post!

Haiti will sure to be rebuilding for quite some time.

paula said...

how is this possible? beautiful really.

my heart breaks for haiti

Grace said...

Amazing. What a lesson in patience.

pen.ny said...

My heart goes out to everyone in Haiti. I donated yesterday and could think of nothing else for a better part of the day...I was out of sorts.
Repairing, rebuilding, and fixing. Beautiful post. Great images.

mindy said...

gorgeous images...i love seeing the endless creativity of others.

still can't get over haiti's recent catastrophe...keeping that country in my thoughts and prayers.

Jaime said...

Wow that is amazing- I wouldn't even think of that!

christa elyce said...

wow this is so different! i would have never thought to fix a web. love the whimsical idea of it. i suppose it would keep away flies and misquitos.

Thanks for commenting on my blog. You should make a trip this way to New Orleans. it was nice trip for us. I enjoyed it. The food was great. The people were interesting. There was alot of interesting things...but i was totally afraid to take my hand out of my pockets (just got enganged and have a huge rock). but it was a nice experience.

thanks for doing something good for haiti

Melissa Blake said...

That is incredibly amazing!

I am Stacey... said...

What a strange and gorgeous idea!

Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting - it's always nice to have new people stop by!

Elizabeth said...

I want to see how she did it...scare off the spiders first, take out your thread :)

abigail said...

scaring off the spiders first would be very important!

SogniSorrisi said...

Beautiful photos.

What happened in Haiti is so horrible, beyond words.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

astounding. and i love that she worked a touch of humor into the project as well. thank you for sharing this heartwarming and really relevant project.

Brandi said...

These photos are a perfect way to remind us what's happening. I only wish I could do more for those devastated by the earthquake. I've made a donation, and I'm planning a blog post for next week...a good reminder that the people there still need our help and prayers after the initial rescue efforts end.
you're so lovely. xoxo.

Aimee said...

this is so gorgeous and it makes me v. happy, in a v. Charlotte's Web kind of way.

-Aimee
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

my name is lauren. said...

this is so SO cool! i can't believe someone took so much time doing this. it's incredible.

and thanks for continuing to bring haiti to the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.

p.s. thanks for popping over to my blog also :).

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

What a poignant post to remind everyone to fix things versus tear them down or neglect them -- and the Haiti situation will need help from all of us to do that very thing! Take care.

Jayni said...

How fitting to remind us all that there is so much rebuilding to do. I keep thinking about how a little goes a long way, especially in our digital world where so many of us can connect and do something to help.

the Lost Earring said...

Incredible work.

Keeping Haiti in our thoughts :(

Lydia said...

Wow...those are amazing! Thanks for posting! It's still so hard to believe all that's going on in Haiti though! Such a tragedy...I can't even begin to imagine what they're all going through.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

These are wonderful. I agree with Grace, such a lesson in patience.