ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

World's most amazing spider sculptures

Updated on August 31, 2010
Aracnide - San Giuliano (Italy)
Aracnide - San Giuliano (Italy)

Italy – Aracnide

This iron and resin sculpture measures 6.5 feet by nearly 15 feet (or 2 m x 4.5 m) and is donated in 2009 by Italian designer Gabriele Mallegni to enrich the museum of contemporary art in San Giuliano (near Pisa).

La Princess - Liverpool (UK)
La Princess - Liverpool (UK)

United Kingdom - La Princess

La Princess weighs 37 tonnes and stands 50 feet high. It appeared on the Concourse Tower building in Liverpool, UK as one of the highlights of the Capital of Culture 2008 celebration.

Huge Red Back Spider - Australia
Huge Red Back Spider - Australia

Australia - Big Redback

The Red Back Spider is one of Australia's most infamous spiders earning this reputation through its widespread distribution and venomous bite. They live in hidden places within human habitation like the the outside-toilet where you may sit on...

Water Tower Urana, Australia
Water Tower Urana, Australia

Australia - Water tower spider

Giant spider model affixed to the water tower at Urana, New South Wales - Australia

Spider - Zurich University (Switzerland)
Spider - Zurich University (Switzerland)

Switzerland - Spider

Spider sculpture on the outside of the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich.

'Dale' - Avondale (New Zealand)
'Dale' - Avondale (New Zealand)

New Zealand - Avondale Spider

The Avondale spider is a local icon of the Avondale suburb in Auckland City, New Zealand. The spider is a local variety of large (but harmless to humans) huntsman spider which is rarely found anywhere else. The city seems to have embraced its reputation as a spider town because there's a large spider sculpture (named Dale ... get it? ... AvonDALE?) in the town square, which has become a local landmark. 

Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz (California) - black widow spider

This huge black widow spider is over the heads of boardwalk visitors near the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster.

Pakenham Water Mill - Suffolk (UK)
Pakenham Water Mill - Suffolk (UK)

UK - Garden spider

Garden sculpture at Pakenham Water Mill - Suffolk (UK)

Maman by Louise Bourgeois
Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Maman - Louise Bourgeois

The not-so itsy-bitsy bronze spider by Louise Bourgeois has been exhibited around the world. Dubbed “Maman,” the spider stands 30 feet (or 9.27 m) high, weighs 18,000 pounds (or 8.165 kg)  and carries a sac of 20 white marble eggs under her belly. 

Spider Tire by Ji Yong-Ho
Spider Tire by Ji Yong-Ho

Tire Spider - Ji Yong-Ho

Spider made from old used car tires by Korea based artist Ji Yong-Ho


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)