To Catch a Web:Emil “Rocky” Fiore

Very cool! Capturing spider-webs to make art! I love simple, random, some may think odd, hobbies that become a business!
via Coolhunting part 1 and part 2.

“The first in a two-part series, this video is an introduction to the real Spiderman, Emil “Rocky” Fiore, who captures and mounts spiderwebs on glass. Here, the episode documents his process—from spray paint and varnish to delicately aligning the glass—on a pier along New York’s Hudson River.”

“Our second video on Emil Fiore, New Jersey’s only spiderweb catcher, ventures into the forest to watch a few “catches.” Going a little deeper than Part One (which documented the capture of one web), this episode looks more closely at his process, as well as the spiders and their webs themselves.”

Second video after the jump.

5 Responses to “To Catch a Web:Emil “Rocky” Fiore”

  1. a11en Says:


  2. tango! Says:

    indeed! Perhaps I’ll start my own art like this, capturing leaves, wind, sun rays, something like that.. 😉

  3. jan Says:

    and what is he goint to do with it? leave it on the glas? ..he said hes doing that for how many years.. i guess he has some glas at home then lol.. his wife must be lucky

  4. tango! Says:

    I think he sandwiches it between glass and sells it!

  5. shawn Says:

    I know Rocky and have seen his web’s. He sandwich’s the web inbetween 2 pieces of glass, and usually puts a black backround on on side of the glass. When he’s done he has a really cool desighn and the cool thing is each one is unique. He doe’s all kinds of other really cool glass work as well. You should see the glass creatures he makes from old pieces of bottles.

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