Sunday, January 24, 2010

For Mother



At first glance it may seem that by entitling this piece Maman (Mother in French) that Louise Bourgeois was not fond of her mother, but that is not the case. The spider she created is protecting her sack of eggs and Bourgeois saw her as a nurturing yet formidable figure, just like her own mother.
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3 comments:

Lori Buff said...

What a great concept. It makes us feel a little different about spiders. Although I don't know that I want the sculpture in my garden ;-)

Christine said...

I remember seeing one of her sculptures in Downtown Cleveland at the Huron/Euclid intersection many years ago, and then again at the Tate in London in '07. Truly amazing work from an iconic woman.

Loretta Markell said...

the Meijer Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan has one of the Spider (Mother) sculptures as well. I took pix last year when I was there. I'll post sometime. Love your blog.

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