Art puts a pos­i­tive spin on spi­ders

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Kyler Row­son’s oil paint­ings of arach­nids. CAN­NING Vale res­i­dent Kyler Row­son’s love for an­i­mals and spi­ders in­spired her art­work that will be dis­played at the Year 12 Per­spec­tives ex­hi­bi­tion.

Year 12 Per­spec­tives shows off some of the best art­work from last year’s Year 12 stu­dents at the Art Gallery of WA.

Kyler said she de­cided to cre­ate Arachno­pho­bia be­cause she had al­ways had a love for an­i­mals and wanted to show that spi­ders were not that scary.

“I have lots of fam­ily mem­bers that have arachno­pho­bia. I just love spi­ders and I think more peo­ple should be less afraid,” she said.

The Ap­ple­cross Se­nior High School grad­u­ate said she took the pho­tos that in­spired her Arachno­pho­bia art­work and then sketched the de­sign on to wooden blocks be­fore us­ing oil on wood to paint it.

She said she spent al­most 20 hours per week for at least six weeks fin­ish­ing the six de­signs.

She is study­ing ma­rine science at Mur­doch Univer­sity this year.

The art­work will be on show at the gallery un­til April 2.

As part of ex­hi­bi­tion, Kyler will give a free talk at the Art Gallery of WA on March 11 be­tween 2pm and 3pm to dis­cuss her work. Go to http://bit.ly/2lAFJU0 for more.

Arachno­pho­bia is a se­ries of in­ter­lock­ing hexag­o­nal

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