About the piece:
Tamara’s artwork combines a passion for animals and an appreciation for the beauty of detail: the intricacies only seen when looking closely, the marvellous way that the sum of all the small things amounts to and shapes the whole. Scratch upon scratch, layer upon layer gives rise to her highly realistic depictions. She aims to capture a moment in time as well as the beauty of the creatures sharing the world with us – from iconic species to lesser known or even disliked ones. She invites you to come nearer and take a closer look. ‘Golden’ shows female golden orb weavers, who are fairly large and strikingly coloured spiders that live in warm climates around the world. Their golden hued silk orb webs can span over a metre, and are astonishingly stable. In this piece, she has depicted the spider and its web as it can be encountered in nature, for example across a forest path. In a backlit setting, both seem to vanish but for a few outlines that appear to glow when catching the light.
At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.
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