Photographer's Note

This time it's a shot taken at Bürkliplatz in Zürich.

Unfortunately the weather left much to be desired that day:( The sun had disappeared behind the clouds about half an hour before I shot this photo.

You can see some other photos of this gigantic spider on the Net, so this is only my version - as I saw it :)


Author: Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010).
The sculpture if called "Maman" (1999).

"The spider stands 30 feet (or 9.27 m) high, weighs 18,000 pounds (or 8.165 kg) and carries a sac of 20 white marble eggs under her belly."
(You can see the details in the Workshop photo)

Louise Bourgeois was one of the most significant and influential artist personalities of our times.
She would have celebrated her 100th birthday on December 25, 2011.

To mark this occasion, the Fondation Beyeler is mounting an exhibition featuring a concentrated selection from her oeuvre.

An advance highlight is the presentation of her renowned and largest spider sculpture "Maman" (1999) on Bundesplatz in Bern, Bürkliplatz in Zurich, and at a site in Geneva.

Subsequently Maman will be on view during the exhibition in the Fondation Beyeler park in Riehen/Basel." (source:

You can find the full info on this website:)

About the shot:
Originally shot in RAW, converted to JPEG.

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