University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Curious Big World of Jumping Spiders By Natalia Lucero

MEDIUM: Video
I strive to make recognizable of what is typically dismissed; to make minds contemplate what never has been thought of. As an artist, I do the same.

While studying abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica during the 2016 spring semester I had the opportunity to conduct an independent research study on the diversity of neotropical montane jumping spiders. While conducting fieldwork on my host family’s farm, I began taking videos of the spiders using my Nikon COOLPIX AW130 Waterproof Digital Camera for identification purposes. However, soon after realizing the great quality of the footage and distinctive behaviors shown by the curious creatures, I began documenting with the purpose of creating a compilation video.