Postcard Perfect — By christinegarvin on March 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

The amazing spider sculpture shown above is the work of artist Louise Bourgeois, and is one of the largest sculptures ever made.

Over 30ft high and 33ft wide, a version of the spider named ‘Maman’ can be found in different locations throughout the world, including this one at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. The original resides at the Tate Modern in London.

You may notice the ‘sac’ at the bottom on the spider, which contains 26 marble eggs. ‘Maman’ is the French word for ‘Mother’, and the sculpture represents the artist’s view of strength, perseverance, and protection of her own mother, who passed away at a young age.

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