This work was created while I was an artist-in-residence at Babayan Culture House, in Ibrahimpașa, a small village in the Cappadocia region in central Turkey. I was surprised when I saw how the photos were emerging like a drawing series and I continued to work on the composition as I watched the spider. She was extremely large and was perched in a tiny window above my studio door. I think of this as a series of drawings using a camera. Spiders are strong images in my work and I have used them a few times, but this is the most interesting series yet, because it has such dramatic lighting and texture.