In Lakota Mythology, Iktomi is a spider-trickster spirit, and a culture hero for the Lakota people. His appearance is that of a spider, but he can take any shape, including that of a human. According to one story, this spirit was named Ksa, or wisdom in the ancient days. Apparently, he was stripped of this title, and became known as Iktomi because of his mischevious and troublemaking ways.
This multi-piece sculptural installation required thirty days to craft grapevine and twigs harvested in the woods of Montauk, NY. The dominate form, a suspended “lair”, or nest attracts small, intricate spheres, or spiders.