Monday, October 31, 2011

The itsy bitsy spider

                                                                                                    Photo Diane Carnevale

Oh what a wicked web we weave... Happy Halloween!

Okay, it's not itsy or bitsy (whatever that means), but it is Halloween and a good day to introduce you all to this spider, which has been cleverly crafted from sticks and twigs by Hamilton artist Allan Brockenbrough. Shown below is probably the largest and certainly most most famous spider sculpture called Maman) that was made by the eccentric artist Louise Bourgeois. Her famous spider sculptures are an homage to her mother's strength—the metaphors being spinning, weaving, nurture and protection.

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