Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sunset and Ottawa Art

Here is yesterday's sunset from Églantine.



This spider is in front of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. It is a sculpture by Louise Bourgeois called Maman that stands more than nine metres tall and weighs over six tonnes.



This muskox sculpture is by an Inuit artist whose name I forgot to write down. It is about 20 cm tall and carved from soapstone. It is in the Museum of Civilization across the Ottawa River in Hull, Quebec.

3 comments:

Pam in Tucson said...

Wonderful to capture the full sun that low in the sky. I love both the sculptures. Really cool piece of public art - the spider. Must be a bit intimidating to stand by it. The musk ox is so elegant - such a fine piece. This is my favourite style of Inuit sculpture. Thanks for putting these photos up.

pablo said...

Thanks for these wonderful photos. I love such views into other worlds. We, too, have such a spider at the contemporary art museum in Kansas City. It figured prominently in the, uh, wedding photos of my daughter a few years ago.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Pam & Pablo, Glad you liked the photos. I wish I could have taken more photos in the art gallery.