SPIDERWOMAN

by Elizabeth Bennett

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SPIDERWOMAN

by Elizabeth Bennett

Louise Bourgeois, perhaps the most famous woman artist alive today, has been involved since the 1940s in creating works about the spaces that confine and define women. It's all about boxes, invisible and visible, where she acts out her past. For Louise, her childhood has 'never lost its mystery, it has never lost its drama'. Her Papa, her Mama, and her English Tutor, Sadie (who was also her father's mistress) join her as she recreates her ever-present past and the sculptures it has inspired.

'Every day you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if you cannot accept it, you become a sculptor.'

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