Louise Bourgeois was among the most intriguing and influential artists in Contemporary art. She began her career as a painter, yet sculpture and installation work became her focus and strongest legacy. Biography and the relationships among family are frequently addressed in the artist’s work; Spider, one of her most iconic themes, is no exception. In tribute to her mother, who made a living repairing ancient tapestries, Bourgeois portrays spiders as clever, dainty and protective. The eggs described in the lower portion of the body emphasize the maternal symbolism of the sculpture.