"SIXTEEN LEGS: Kinky Love - Mating of the Tasmanian Cave Spider”
The science behind the story.
A companion book to SIXTEEN LEGS: A Visit to the Queen of the Dark, SIXTEEN LEGS: Kinky Love is a photographic journey through the ecology and behaviour of the Tasmanian Cave Spider, which sits at the heart of the story.
Suitable for older school audiences, this book details the fascinating facts uncovered through the 25-year research project that investigated the lifecyle of these extraordinary animals, all lavishly illustrated with the award-winning images of cinematographer Joe Shemesh.
Alongside the science, there is also a background to how the filming was undertaken, the creation of the Enter the Cave Exhibition, the education projects attached to SIXTEEN LEGS, and the artistic interpretations of the story by students across Tasmania.
"Absolutely brilliant... fascinating... what a beautiful way to tell the story of life in caves."
"The students follow the story from page to page, learning the connections as they go."
"I home school my son and he absolutely loved it."
"I love the story woven through SIXTEEN LEGS."
"A magical and unique combination of art and science."
"Informative, imaginative, engaging!"
"Brilliant... telling a very important story in an exciting way."
"Beautiful and amazing. So cool to be able to learn from the art."
"Wonderful. So comprehensive and inspiring!"
"Great to have art and science together!"
"A truly amazing work of art, the whole thing."
"A great concept, brilliantly executed. Many congratulations."
"Fascinating and beautiful."
EDUCATION LINKS & STUDENT ART INSPIRED BY THE PROJECT:
THE STORYTELLERS - Artworks and Descriptions (coming soon!)