Ever since I was little, I've always been afraid of spiders. Even doing this contest, I had a hard time just looking at references. As I continued researching and sketching, I found myself scared less and less. I think doing this contest actually helped me with my fear, kind of like a 'fear therapy.'
Although I am still scared of spiders, I am somewhat more confident around them. Surprisingly, I had a blast making this sculpture. I enjoyed every second of it, and I am proud of the outcome. I'm not scared of it one bit, but everyone that sees it is terrified of it!
This sculpture is made out of polymer clay, and some details are painted with acrylic paint. It sits on a wood base, and the little hairs are made from paintbrushes. I used jewelry chains for the chain locking the doors. The green slime around his mouth is a mixture of string, glaze, and acrylic paint. For the dirt, I used dirt from my backyard and super glued it to the base.
This sculpture took approximately 16 hours in all to make.