Giant spider statues by Louise Bourgeois

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Photo: P.Bellamy via Twitter/womensart1

The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. . . Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes… spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.

Louise Bourgeois, 1911 – 2010