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Towering Spider Sculpture Reflects A Mother's Strength

By Gerard @presurfer
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Maman is an incredible, intimidating sculpture resembling a giant spider by the late French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. The towering structure, whose title translates as Mother in French, is an homage to the artist's own mother who passed away when she was 21 years old.
While the image of a spider is often associated with unsettling creepiness, the idea behind this figure is, alternatively, to reflect the powerful impact the artist's mother has left on her. Reaching over 30 feet high and 33 feet wide, the arachnid is the epitome of strength and protection.

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