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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Cornleo on August 16, 2014

Wonderful picture! We had there bad weather and darkness... I could not see the eyes of the spider.

YSL, greetings Agathe

PeterW. on September 6, 2014


Tomros on September 9, 2014

Agathe, I added the eyes....;-)

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

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  • 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