She speaks about “Identity” and her work.
"The purpose of the pieces is to express emotion. My emotions are inappropriate to my size. My emotions are my demons…The intensity of the emotions are too much for me to handle and that is why I transfer them to the sculpture."
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine
"Life is a matter of giving in…I’m not what I say, I am what I do"
Louise Bourgeois “No Trespassing”
"It is not a torment to be an artist, it is a priviledge"
“If you don’t let me have the last word once in awhile, then everything goes”
BBC. Secret Knowledge. Tracey Emin on Louise Bourgeois. Women Without Secrets.
Louise Bourgeois, A Banquet/ A Fashion Show of Body Parts
Dad: (sad) Yeah…
Daughter: You keep telling me to sign up for things that keep going away…
Dad: At least you get a taste of what the world could be.
Creative work involves constant problem solving, fixing, and refining. When you’ve developed a level of expertise in what you’re doing, it gets easier because you can more easily predict what will go wrong and you’ve acquired enough skills to correct errors mid-stream.
In order to develop that expertise, though, you have to continually choose to persevere.
Each of these skills requires an appreciation for how worldviews…shape our thoughts and actions:
What would be essential for success in this new era includes
- greater cognitive flexibility
- comfort with the unfamiliar
- appreciation of diverse perspectives
- the ability to hold multiple points of view simultaneously
- creative problem solving
- capacity for discernment that relies on both intellect and intuition