Pyrography or woodburning on Silky Oak. Approximately 8" by 10" or 20cms by 25cms.
“Australia’s well known dangerous spider.” “The female’s scarlet stripe is a clear warning not to touch. Redbacks are common but timid, and bite only if they are handled.” “A bite from a male can produce a mild reaction, but a bite from a female can be painful enough to cause hysteria.” "Males are much smaller than females and their maikings are more subdued. (Reader’s Digest Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife p.563.)