Recent studies of spider phobia have indicated that fear of spiders is closely associated with the disease-avoidance response of disgust.
The "Disgusting" Spider : The role of disease and illness in the perpetuation of fear of spiders; Graham C. L. Davey ; The City University, London
The spider is a receptacle for emotions that come from the web.
Pablo Picasso, Nothing creates distrust more than an art site that is full of perfect spiders.
Free spiders let their hair down, and meaningless sentences causes people to become sick from worry. It is a natural evolution of the market. Invariably, more and more of such artworks end up in museums and collections that don’t want to sell.
She was bitten by the collecting bug. Collecting, both an appreciation of creativity and a creative process in itself, turned out to be an enriching gift for spiders.
It is argued that the disgust-relevant status of the spider resulted from its association with disease and illness in European cultures. Fear of beautiful spiders is just part of the human condition.