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  1. Richard Griffith Richard Griffith

    That or its sister was in Ottawa over the summer. Have to check if it is still here. If so I can get it pictured over

    1) US embassy
    2) Canadian Parliment

  2. I, for one, welcome our new spider overlords.

  3. All hail the Great Eightlegged Ones in their Infinite Wisdom – May They Devour Us All, Amen.

  4. i’d crap my pants if i ever got near this

  5. Steven Thomas Steven Thomas

    Very cool. Maman’s sibling (smaller yet still arcing and hovernig just above your head), by the same artist – Louise Bourgeois, nests within a room at the ICA in Boston.

  6. BENN BENN

    I also remember seeing something that looked very much the like this…thing in Ottawa, albeit last year near the National Art Gallery. Is it just me, or does that look remarkably like a certain creature from Half Life 2? I could be wrong, since I’ve never played it myself.

  7. The version of this sculpture in Ottawa is still happily situated in front of the National Gallery of Canada. Here’s the link to one of my shots of it:

    http://public.fotki.com/dracodraconis/artwork/dscn2947.html

    I’m not sure if html tags work here so you can just go to the link to see the giant spider on his attack run toward the US embassy (which does, in fact, look like an aircraft carrier.)

  8. I’m in Ottawa, but I never figured out who designed these giant spider things or where they come from.

  9. Abdul Abdul

    There’s one in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan. I think I still have the picture I took somewhere.

  10. This is Louise Bourgeois’s spider, to imply her moter.
    “My mother was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable, dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat and useful as a spider,” she once wrote…

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