Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

#Maman

TOKYO, JAPAN

Louise Bourgeois’ striking Maman sculptures have been installed and exhibited globally since their inception in 1999. This monumental arachnid, which stands over 30 feet tall and 33 feet wide, evokes the protective and nurturing nature of motherhood through its allusions to weaving, spinning, and fertility. Originally cast in stainless steel, several editions of Maman were created in subsequent years. In 2003, our Rock Tavern team was fortunate enough to be tasked with producing a full-scale edition in patinated bronze.

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#Services provided

Consultancy

Materiality & Construction Advice

Manufacturing

Design Development Support
Digital Sculpting & 3D Modelling
Lost Wax Casting & Sand Casting
Welding & Fabrication
Finishing & Patina

Preservation

Installation

#Project summary

Creative

Louise Bourgeois

Artwork Title

Maman

Project

Tokyo Mori Roppongi Hills

Year

2003

Location

Tokyo, Japan

Build

UAP Polich Tallix

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