real web art

It can be a form of art to create a spider’s web, using chain, glass, paint, yarn . . . imagine the materials you can use to convey this form.  Emil (Rocky) Fiore creates art using the fragile spiderweb itself.

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Fiore was working with stained glass about 35 years ago when he started to experiment with capturing webs. He has perfected the process, using only a piece of glass, varnish, and aluminum paint.

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The docks in Palisades Park, New Jersey, like most structures on the water, are full of intricate spiderwebs. Fiore was issued a permit by the park to collect webs.  He never harms a living spider, but often his pieces will include the prey trapped in the sticky threads. Rocky’s website is:, and you can view and purchase pieces.



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