the smudge marks on the watercolor paper as i see more and more of her work, i sense the power of time, and the multiplicity of one personality; multiplicity of materials through one self in time. energy directed from one set of hands (maybe)... even the images of her through time (a kind of journal of their own).
Hmmm....perhaps I need to see the work "up close and personal"...The knitted piece speaks to me, though.
I've always thought that Bourgeois is one of the most influential women artists of the 20th C. She really listened to her own voice and worked with such a vast array of media and style - some of which are the domain of males. She holds her own...
Judy, I'm not sure if this link will work but I found a photograph of Louise Borgeois' hands that I thought you might like to view. http://www.tumblr.com/reblog/22865449061/IB5eaaYg?redirect_to=%2Fdashboard%2F2%2F22865738315%3Flite
that knit piece is amazing!
you must, indeed, feel very full to bursting with this trip, the work you've seen, the daughter/mother time.
love seeing your work...... did you see this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hpyBFw4Y4&feature=player_detailpage
Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx