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One of my favourite pubic pieces of art in Ottawa, outside the National Gallery of Art.

"Maman" Louise Bourgeois

I should say that the sculpture is of a female spider carrying her egg case (a sort of cage under her abdomen) which is why the title is “Maman”. It is quite tall, so it dwarfs the humans walking past or under it (brave souls). It stands across the street from the Peacekeeping Monument commemorating the Canadian men and women who have served as Peacekeepers with the UN.

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