"Tell your own story, and you will be interesting…"-LB
Louise Bourgeois is one of the few artists who helped to build the foundation of my own artwork and one of the few I have have not outgrown. Perhaps it is because she continued to grow over a lifetime that not only spanned 98 years, but also major cultural, political, and technological shifts. She continued to push herself and her work while being aware of the world around her. This is how she kept her work current and fresh without losing the personal connection that straddled material and content.
Here is a link to her obituary in the New York Times by Holland Cotter.
Rest in peace Louise Bourgeois. Thank you for opening doors, raising the bar and being the french spit fire that you were. Rest in peace, that is if you are capable of and interested in the rest…
also by Margaret Meehan
- People in Your Neighborhood: Karen Weiner - May 10th, 2013
- Similar But Different #30: Art As Digestion - March 14th, 2013
- Yayoi Kusama: Princess of the Polka Dots - July 19th, 2012
- Seventeen Hundred Seeds: Cultivating Community As Art - June 2nd, 2012
- Similar but Different #29: The Rainbow Connection - May 23rd, 2012