Friday, 4 November 2011

Louise Bourgeois, Insomnia Drawings

A block of paper beside your bed and a pencil and pen not only increases your abilities to draw and write in the dark but also record all those special insomnia provoking thoughts that keep you awake. I am so happy this week to have found Louise Bourgeois's insomnia drawings.
"I am an insomniac, so for me the state of being asleep is paradise. My drawings are a kind of rocking or stroking and an attempt at finding peace. Peaceful rhythm. Like rocking a baby to sleep." Louise Bourgeois.

Also these drawings link very nicely with a TED lecture on the value of doodling by Sunni Brown.