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Bear Trap

Bear Trap
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“Bear Trap” is a large-scale knit textile of Mylar and monofilament that features the image of a solitary bear trap, menacingly opened. When thinking about the topic of climate, Bradley Weyandt sees the bear trap—an intimidating jawed device used to catch bears—as a symbol of our impact on the global environment. As a metaphor, both ourselves and generations past have set this man-made trap. Globally, we are ensnared in this grizzly maw; unable to free ourselves unless we work together. Weyandt created panels of the textile on his knitting machine, using the nontraditional fibers of silver and black Mylar and transparent fishing line. He stitched together the multiple panels using a sewing machine to create the large-scale piece. The pairing of the fragile Mylar fibers and the strong fishing line creates a delicate and unique tapestry.

“Bear Trap” is part of Art Spot, a series of 13 temporary public art installations that explore themes around climate change and conservation. Featuring 14 artists and nine locations in and around downtown Columbus, Art Spot installations are in the windows of partner businesses and nonprofits through the first half of 2023. Art Spot was co-directed by Amy Leibrand and Stephanie Rond.



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50 W. Town St., Columbus , Ohio, 43215

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Bradley Weyandt http://www.bradleyweyandt.com/


Window Partner: Columbus Downtown Development Corporation


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