Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crouching Spider Sculpure by Louise Bourgeois

I do hope no one has Arachnophobia!!
Just outside the Ferry Building a new sculpture has appeared. This is Louise Bourgeois’ “Crouching Spider” and it is on loan for 8 months and stands on the Embarcadero. This large metal sculpture of a spider does have a certain charm and it is well worth a visit.

Below are a few that I played with.....








I wonder which version you like best, if any, please let me know!
Have a good weekend......we have torrential rain so I don't think I will be going far!

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27 Comments:

At 19/1/08 10:18, Blogger Beccy said...

Looks like you've been having fun.

I like the first, second and forth pictures.

 
At 19/1/08 10:51, OpenID grannymar said...

It is one and five for me.

No rain here today. My Cotoneaster tree has no more berries left. My patio is covered in what the birds didn't eat plus what they did, so I am off to clean it up!

 
At 19/1/08 13:40, Blogger Barbara said...

scary.

 
At 19/1/08 13:49, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I like the second and last but one. Well, I use the term "like" loosely......great PS work but I hate spiders!!!

 
At 19/1/08 15:18, Blogger SJ said...

Whoa, that's an awesome sculpture! I liked them all!

 
At 19/1/08 16:40, Blogger Beckie said...

I like the first one and the sixth one. That is an .... interesting sculpture.

 
At 19/1/08 17:27, Anonymous Hannah said...

I like the second to last one.

I hate spiders, but that's a fabulous sculpture.

 
At 19/1/08 18:46, Blogger Sandy said...

My grandson and I liked the pencil sketch version the best. He thinks maybe he can do that! I'll let you know how it turns out.

 
At 19/1/08 19:02, Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I like the second to last one, too. You had fun!

 
At 19/1/08 19:10, Anonymous Robin said...

Yikes! Do you really think anyone LIKES THESE???

Looks like you were having fun, but next time play with bunnies or kittens, okay?

Thank you :).

 
At 19/1/08 19:42, Blogger frannie said...

I like the 2nd altered one.. with the black background.. the best, but they are all pretty cook.

 
At 19/1/08 20:38, Blogger Steffi said...

Cool pictures!
Have a nice weekend,Chris!

 
At 19/1/08 20:45, Blogger Jen Swofford said...

Oooh, first and sixth! They look like they're hand drawn. Very good work. Neat spider sculpture, too!

 
At 19/1/08 22:11, Blogger Alison said...

I like the first one...I need to get over there and check it out!!

 
At 20/1/08 01:42, Blogger mjd said...

I like the second, third, and the second to last. No rain here, The temperature is hovering at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, which is several degress below zero in Celsius.

 
At 20/1/08 02:27, Blogger Sam said...

another vote for the second before last from me too

 
At 20/1/08 04:14, Blogger Lil Mouse said...

EWWWWW i hate 8 legged things!

 
At 20/1/08 04:48, Blogger bermudabluez said...

This one is a bit scary! Not a spider fan!!

 
At 20/1/08 04:48, Blogger bermudabluez said...

But I should have told you that the photos you played with look very cool!!

 
At 20/1/08 06:27, Blogger Pamela said...

you are getting good!

I'd rather see the spider entirely disappear -- but I think I like the last one best

 
At 20/1/08 07:20, Blogger Kila said...

Yikes, that would give a kid nightmares!

My favorite is the second to last.

 
At 20/1/08 11:49, Blogger ChrisB said...

Thank you everyone:
The second to last seems popular and I did have some fun, it's surprising how much time you can spend in photoshop. Particularly when you really don't know know what you're doing!! if I did I would probably get there much quicker!

 
At 20/1/08 16:19, Blogger Jettie said...

eeewwwww thats giving me the shivers!!!!!!!!!!!!! eewwww

 
At 20/1/08 16:22, Blogger Jettie said...

cool work on the pics yes indeed...forgot that as I was ewwwing!!

 
At 20/1/08 16:41, Blogger ChrisB said...

jettie normally I'm not too keen on spiders either!!

 
At 20/1/08 17:26, OpenID gawilli said...

The first one you worked with reminds me of a comic book rendering, only there should be a super hero lurking in the background!

 
At 21/1/08 00:17, Blogger lisa's chaos said...

My favorite tweeked photos are the second one and the next to last one. It's a neat sculpture! I wonder how hard it is to move, you said it's on loan right? SO I assume they have to move it. I would fear killing the spider by moving it. :(

 

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