Maman.

Creepy Giant Spider

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Ottawa, Ontario

Louise Bourgeois was a French-born American artist who labored in obscurity until she reached her seventies, when she became the champion of "feminist identity art."

She said that her goal was to bother people. To reach that goal she created a number of giant, creepy spiders, which art centers fell over themselves to exhibit. Perhaps her biggest and creepiest is the one here, black and withered and wrinkly and 30 feet tall, carrying a sac of white marble eggs. Louise titled it Maman ("Mommy").

Creepy Giant Spider

National Gallery of Canada

Address:
380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON, Canada
Directions:
On the north edge of downtown, just east of the Alexandra Bridge between Ottawa and Hull. On a plaza outside the National Gallery of Canada, on the northwest corner of Hwy 93/Sussex Drive and Hwy 44/St. Patrick St.
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