Monument to Canadian Mosquito - Life Size (Anopheles maculipennis)

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Louise Bourgeois created "Maman" as a part of her inaugural commission of The Unilever Series in 1999 for Tate Modern Museum. Acquiring this magnificent sculpture is considered as one of the Tate Museum's historical moments. "Maman" was first displayed outside the Tate Museum of London in 2000. Several bronze casts of the fantastical "Maman" grace various museums, such as Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain), Samsung Museum of art (Seoul, Korea), Mori art Center (Tokyo, Japan), Jardin des Tuileries (Paris, France), and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada). The next bronze cast of the "Maman" will be placed in Des Moines, Iowa in August 2009. Article Source:

Depending where you travel in Canada, the size of mosquito varies. This size is commonly found around Wawa, Lake Superior region....

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Comments (58)

a3a35919 on February 9, 2011

You forgot to tell them that this is Ontario's provincial bird ! :)) ha,ha.

Cheers Danny

Ocminter octavio on February 10, 2011

Very nice shot LIKE

Greetings and best wishes from Spain, ocminter

Mário Eloi Castro on February 11, 2011


Fantastic monument, Tomas!!!

Like 24

Greetings from Portugal, Mário Eloi Castro

diannemd on February 14, 2011

It'a a spider , not a mosquito!

diannemd on February 14, 2011

Barbara Wenzel-Winte… on February 26, 2011

Looks like a gigantic spider! Like! That's something for my daughter... She wouldn't walk through it.

MissFingertips on February 26, 2011

wow... I love the collection all over the world!

Louise Bourgeois is a genius!

like it! cheers from Italy, MF.

Elvi11 on September 23, 2011

I saw this scuplpture in London few years ago.

You have interesting gallery.

Greetings from Croatia, Elvira

peppo[clic] on October 12, 2011

I saw this scuplpture in Zurich this Summer. I'll upload a photo of it! Greetings from Portugal, peppo

Tomros on October 12, 2011

Peppo, there are 6 identical sculptures!

I know one is in Spain!

QuentinUK on October 13, 2011

Maybe it's the same spider moving around.

QuentinUK on October 13, 2011

Enough to create a Louise Bourgeois group.

Tomros on October 13, 2011


I have seen a Group, which was named after the owner (really low average) Panoramio photographer and contained only his photos!!

Michael Sumerin on October 25, 2011

This is the most unusual monument, which I have ever seen. Like. Michael.

Tomros on October 25, 2011

Hello Michael,

Check this out

my is not in it- YET

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

peppo[clic] on November 3, 2011

Hi, Tomas

Here is 'my' Maman spider.

Best regards, peppo

fvondena on January 21, 2013

good job ... with snow

Doktor Ellis on March 12, 2013

LOL thats a small mosquito for what we get around here LOL. good pic :) i was just there not long ago

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Photo taken in Byward Market - Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON, Canada
The Maman Statue

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 22, 2011
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/01/19 08:39:57
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash