In the traditional Belarusian culture, straw spiders are playing a role of totems for people dwellings. They consider taking away everything negative disturbing family wellness and happiness. So we propose to preserve our common home – Earth from the most negative sources of influence – from ourselves. This can be addressed by moving dwellings to the air and releasing the land for nature and animals.
Contemporary research approves the symbolic meaning of straw spiders as the model of the ideal world, which is able to bring harmony to surrounding environment. Mostly it is connected with the light perception of complex well-ordered structures.
- Date : September 2014
- Design team : Sergej Pogorelov; Siarhei Kuratsky, Andrei Mikhalenko
- Status : Competition entry