art artists

louise bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois died this week aged 98 and still working. I first became aware of her work when one of her huge spiders (Maman) was installed in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern in London. I have been greatly influenced by her in the years since then. She had an exhibition in the winter of 2007/8 at Tate Modern  which showed her versatility and the variety of materials she used for her sculptures

She used her life experiences as the basis of her work and showed her anger at some of the things that had happened to her, famously aimed at her father’s mistress

If you google her name you will find reference to an article in the daily telegraph and also the guardian as well as a myriad of other images and words about her and her life

By susanmchapman

stitched textiles, tutor Eastleigh College Visual Arts school, freelance tutor and lecturer

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