Maman the Giant Spider

Maman the Giant Spider

You cannot miss Maman the Giant Spider, an urban art sculpture in Ottawa, Canada.

The National Gallery of Art in Ottawa has placed it in front of its entrance. As a matter of fact, Maman (French for Mother) is part of a series of spiders. The statue has nothing scary in it. Actually, Louise Bourgeois – the artist believes that spiders are good friendly creatures – she’s right. She made it in the memory of her own beloved mother. An artistic expression inspiring a mother’s love and protection. BTW: what you see in the middle, under her core body is a bag full of eggs.

Maman the spider at the Art Museum in Ottawa, Canada

However, as I like to take silhouettes and light/dark contrast photos, my picture looks a little different. I wanted to show it like a creepy creature coming from outer space πŸ™‚ Well everybody can be an artist… Right? After-all, the specter of Halloween is in the air. So here she is Maman the giant spider mother in the light of Ottawa’s sunset:

Maman the Giant Spider print

I uploaded this one on my Fine Art America Gallery under Ottawa gallery and it’s available as art print.

Maman the Giant Spider Gifts Ideas

As a print, the giant sculpture in the sunset light can make a nice wall decor for any room:

  • Framed above the living-room sofa:

Spider sculpture in Ottawa, Canada

Non framed in a smaller format:

Spider sculpture in Ottawa, Canada art print

Thinking about a Halloween gift idea? A throw pillow or a tote bag may interest you:

Giant Spider Throw Pillow
Giant Spider Tote Bag

What about a Coffee Mug?

Maman Spider Coffee Mug

If you like my photo ofΒ  Maman the Giant Spider, click on the images to see all the options! Meanwhile, you may also want to take a look at my other Halloween gift ideas.


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