Sunday, 24 October 2010

Louise Bourgeois's Textile Book


When the media announces at the end of a year who has passed away, there is always at least one loss, that causes a lump in your throat. This year for me that 'lump in the throat' loss is Louise Bourgeois. I stumbled across her textile book Ode a L'Oubli (Ode to forgetfulness) at Peter Blum Gallery and then, when researching further, discovered that Bird In The House had featured it and the wonderful Lark Crafts. It is a beautiful and inspiring piece of work, a wordless book that speaks across time, holding between its covers a lifetime of gathered fabrics and techniques.