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.


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.

Anonymous 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.