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The Spider's Tale

The Spider's Tale

Category: Temporary

The Spider's Tale is a compilation of ten artworks displayed in a sequence of five installations of five columns. Artist Samantha Ortiz spends many intense hours in the creation of these artworks - embroidering, knitting, and painting in active meditation. A lot of love and thoughts are imprinted in the seemingly simple pieces.

The skirt is made of canvas, the same fabric that is used for a painting. The dress contains memories hand-embroidered in the sequins. The amulets and the gloves talk about our self-healing power. The childrenswear was made by Ortiz's grandmother for her daughter, with pieces of French lace that were in the family for over 100 years. Similarly, the doll and the mirror belonged to her husband's grandmother.

The compilation is created in homage to all the women who came before her who also had the call to make objects from thread with their own hands. Ortiz thanks them with all her heart.

  • Artist: Samantha Ortiz
  • Installation: December 2022 - April 2023
  • Location: Concourse B

Artist Bio: Samantha Ortiz is a visual artist working within the intersection of slow clothing, art jewelry, and fine art. Her work, using a wide variety of media including knitting, painting, language, and others, explores the power of human form and its self-healing. Ortiz’s thoughtful voice invites viewers into interactive installations, sculptures and objects to wear or to hold. Ortiz has had her work exhibited at the Venice Bienniale, and has lectured and exhibited in art museums, galleries, design stores and art institutions in Lisbon, New York, Madrid, Valparaíso, Indianapolis and many cities in Brazil. She currently lives in Indianapolis. | @samanthaortizstudio |