MamanPosted: September 2, 2012
There is not very much that seems maternal (at least to me) about Louise Bourgeois’ gigantic bronze spider sculpture “Maman”. The statue inspires awe and possibly fear from all who pass beneath it and gape up at the marble eggs contained in the metal sac. I wasn’t sure which angle to draw this from but in the end the position of the sun dictated my spot. I would have loved to contrast the sculpture with the glass and granite structure of Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada as the background but that would have meant looking into the sun so instead I faced the Notre Dame Cathedral. Not as interesting as the Gallery but most certainly a lot easier to draw.