The spider - 1995

In Almonte, Ontario (CA), Fraser Symington develops what he calls a ‘spider’ in order to distort 30cm x 30cm mirrors into parabolic concentrators by gluing a backing plate to a mirror and attaching 8 arms with screws or bolts at the corners and middle edges of the mirrors. He had previously been using wood frames but discovers that wooden frames do not wear well in cold and or wet conditions.