Don’t we all have some kind of list back in our heads of famous persons whom we would like to sit down with and really meet? Well on my list Louise Bourgeois was one of them. She passed away this week 98 years old so I suppose it will never happen! This French-American artist and sculpture, boy what a personality, artistically active until the end. That’s why I chose to start out todays’ blog with pictures of her even if you wouldn’t be familiar with her work you would, by these pictures, certainly be very intrigued by the person. Ironically enough I actually recorded a program about her on tv just 2 weeks ago. I kind of forgot about it and when I heard she passed away it reminded me and I finally watched it. I’ve always been drawn to her as a person and this program certainly confirmed my attraction to her personality. A person who started out studying math at La Sorbonne, Paris, but realised she had a stronger artistic side of her and pursued that. Watching this program you could hear this very mathematical, rational almost very cold person talking and reasoning about her art. Yet it is full of very complex feelings and decades of self questioning. Born into a fairly bourgeois! family her father had her nanny as one of his hundreds mistresses!and this is an ever returning haunting memory in her work. Her big come through to a bigger audience was with MoMA’s retrospective in 1982. Perhaps her most well known works are the huge spiders from the 1990’s. A symbole of her mother – intellectual , reliable and logical. She was a little bit tired of the publics’ and journalists’ obsession of the spider but said “I must be convincing”! She said I don’t appreciate Passion! But how could you through all these years have such a huge collection of art pieces? You say anger makes you work, this constant energy, but I don’t think this series of hands could have been created without Passion.