This is one of the pieces I'm currently working on. I'm very happy with the way it's going.
I learned recently about a repulsion some people feel towards groupings of holes. It's called "trypophobia." I read the remarks of people who are revolted by this sort of thing (honeycombs, lotus seed pods) and I think it's pretty certain my work would be a "trigger" for them. People who have trypophobia are often told it is not a phobia because they don't fear the clusters of holes; instead they find them repulsive and yet at the same time often feel compelled to look (and sometimes even to search out these images).
I think I feel something of that response, which is why I make my work. I don't feel the repulsion at all, but I do feel an instinctual response when I look at my work, and I do feel that it invites me to keep looking.
When I first learned about trypophobia, I was shocked. I couldn't imagine anyone finding my work (or honeycombs for that matter) repulsive. I don't know why I'm so entranced by the circles I make on tulle fabric, and I don't know why others might find them disgusting.
Petronius Jablonski writes about trypophobia at http://
trypophobiac.wordpress.com/. Here he refers to theories about the reasons for trypophobia:
It may be best not to put it into words and to let the work speak for itself.