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TOP TEN in Mood & Ambience – Outdoor Sculpture Challenge, August 2010
TOP TEN in The World, Statue Challenge, September 2010
TOP TEN in This, That & The Other Thing – Wow! That’s Really Big, April 2012*
Taken in Ottawa, Ontario – the capital city of Canada.
National Art Gallery Building in background.
Spider statue in foreground.
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
You can see this bronze spider outside of the National Gallery of Canada. Creator of Maman – French-born American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. This is the sixth and last in her series of environmental sculptures. The spider is 30-foot-tall with a sac of 26 pure white marble eggs. This series of The six sculptures have made an international sensation in the art world.
Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris, France. Her parents repaired tapestries. At 12, she started helping them draw the missing segments of the tapestries. At 15 she studied mathematics at the Sorbonne. Her studies of geometry contributed to her early cubist drawings. Still searching, she began painting, studying at the École du Louvre and then the École des Beaux-Arts, and worked as an assistant to Fernand Léger. In 1938 she moved with her American husband, Robert Goldwater, to New York City to continue her studies at the Art Students League of New York, feeling that she would not have stayed an artist had she continued to live in Paris. 1
She lives and works in New York City.
Pete…hope you like it…it’s the closest I’ll get to creepy crawlies!!!