Sunday, January 13, 2008

Backhanded Compliment of the Day

A giant sculpture of a spider by Louise Bourgeois ... that has been luring the crowds to Tate Modern on London's South Bank, has been donated to the gallery, the BBC reported. ... It is the largest of a series of spiders made by Ms. Bourgeois, now 96. The artist, who lives in New York, has described the piece as "an ode to my mother, my best friend." She added: "Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes." --The New York Times

3 comments:

punkinsmom said...

So her mother ate mosquitoes?

Jim Donahue said...

On the upside, it does make summer backyard picnics much more comfortable.

God Is My Codependent said...

They may be more comfortable, but the menus are rather limited in appeal.