Not at all the creatures from horror movies as we have been led to believe, tarantulas are actually shy, nocturnal creatures who seldom venture far from their burrows (except for males seeking females during mating season)! Of the over 850 species worldwide, only a few have a bite any more dangerous to most than a bee sting!
Originally part of a predator/prey pair (“The Last Tango”), this tarantula has really gotten around! Alone, it is titled “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and the show career for this lovely arachnid has been the following:
The 2011 Artists For Conservation Foundation annual show, “The Art of Conservation“; the 2011 Artists For Conservation Tour, which opened at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Then, it did a stint with the 2011 American Women Artists annual show, also opening at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. In 2013, it was selected by the new organization, Rocky Mountain Animal Artists Group, for their first annual show held at The Wildlife Experience Museum, in Parker (Denver), Colorado.
This piece was originally part of a two-part sculpture (tarantula and cockroach, entitled “The Last Tango”) was commissioned by Na “Aina Kai Sculpture and Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii, as part of their Native American Navajo Village, and placed inside a small cave of the red-rock escarpment.
This price is for the tarantula only.
To see both Tarantula and Cockroach together, click here: “The Last Tango”.