Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

How’s this for BIG?

photo of the sculpture entitled "Maman"Finding the perfect image for this week’s photo challenge proved to be an easy feat. I knew that the photo I took of the famous sculpture “Maman” by Louise Bourgeois would suit the theme really well. I have posted this image in the past (see previous post here.) in color. I had it converted to B&W for a different effect.

This gargantuan sculpture of the mama spider measures over 30 feet high and 33 feet wide. It stands just outside the National Gallery of Canada, welcoming visitors to the national museum.

Entry to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: BIG

32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

  1. Hi Gracie, good choice of subject for the theme. Yes its scary even for someone who doesn’t normally mind spiders – just looks like it might come after you! I agree it looks great in B&W too, I don’t think it would have had the same impact in colour.

  2. Good photo. I also posted a photo of the sculpture “Maman” by Louise Bourgeois, which I photographed when I was traveling in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but I didn’t post it as the Weekly Challenge. Another wordpress author told me about this coincidence. I think the sculpture is amazing. Don’t you?
    Kind greetings,

    • Yes, another blogger mentioned it to me too. And I agree, it is hard to miss this amazing sculpture. At first I thought we were special, haha, and then I found a few more photos of this sculpture in several other places :)

      • hahaha Yes. It seems that the sculpture travels around the world because a friend of mine told me that she saw the sculpture in another Country too.

        • Yep, I just Googled it and already found it standing in front of several other Art Galleries and Museums (London, Spain, Zurich, USA, Hamburg).

  3. A 30 foot high spider would be my worst nightmare…this image looks like it came out of a sci-fi ..I like the bw.

      • I’m looking at taking just black and white photos for a while and uploading it in my blog. I don’t have time yet to do all that but that’s my plan.

        It looks perfect! I love the conversion :)

        • Oh I would love to see your B&W. I know I don’t do as much as I should, but will definitely try to include more B&W in my future posts.

          Thanks again for checking out my blog :)

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