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Fear of Spiders

Teresa  Pankrantz

Intaglio prints, hand etching, case dimensions: 13 x 1 1/4 in; book: 12 x 10 x 5/8 in
13 x 1 1/4 in
edition of 10

As I observe my five-year-old, I'm reminded of that delicious shiver of real and imaginary fears derived from childhood games. In "Fear of Spiders," the tale of a child's night-time encounter with a spider, fear becomes erotic pleasure.

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