Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Big Things: Spider

This gargantuan bronze spider, called Maman by Louise Bourgeois, weighs 8,165 kg (18,000 lbs) and carries a sac of twenty white marble eggs under her belly. It resides outside the front door of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

7 comments:

Addison Dewitt said...

Pass the 330 gallon can of Raid please. Now.

Francine from IL said...

Cool. Her sister is in Tokyo, outside the Mori Art Museum. We saw it this summer.

Newsman said...

OK, from that perspective, I guess the cluster flies are a minor inconvenience.
And imagine how much poutine that creature could consume!

Knatolee said...

I love Maman!

Marcia said...

Remember we saw her in the snow in Ottawa last February?

Why Oxbow? said...

Nope, Big Things can't be art. No way is the Grant's Pass Caveman art...

Ronna said...

Okay, John, I sort of agree. But how do we stand on the Sasquatch in Happy Camp? Part art, part tacky.

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