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Louise Bourgeois: Spiral

Text by Louise Bourgeois.

Louise Bourgeois: Spiral

An ode to Louise Bourgeois's fascination with the spiral, a shape "ubiquitous in art and nature and transfixing to the human eye” –Albert Mobilio, Bookforum

In materials as diverse as wood, steel, bronze, latex, marble, plaster, resin, hemp, lead, ink, pencil, crayon, woodcut, watercolor and gouache, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) investigates every imaginable manifestation of the spiral, from graphic patterns to graphite whorls, wobbly orbits to chiseled vortices, twisted columns to coiling snakes, staircases and pyramids. The cursive blue-paper word drawings also included, in English and French, complement the purely visual works by conveying the spirit of Bourgeois’ writing in extraordinary pictorial forms. Bourgeois called the spiral “an attempt at controlling the chaos. It has two directions. Where do you place yourself, at the periphery or at the vortex?” In another context, she has also stated “I would dream of my father’s mistress. I would do it in my dreams by wringing her neck. The spiral—I love the spiral—represents control and freedom.”


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Bookforum

Albert Mobilio

From the shape of galaxies to that of a snail's shell, from some of the oldest petroglyphs to the art of Hilma af Klint, the spiral is ubiquitous in art and nature and transfixing to the human eye. Louise Bourgeois's fascination with its swirling geometry was enough to warrant Spiral, an entire volume devoted to her myriad inventions upon this archetypal form.

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"The spiral is an attempt at controlling the chaos. It has two directions. Where do you place yourself, at the periphery or at the vortex? Beginning at the outside is the fear of losing control; the winding in is a tightening, a retreating, a compacting to the point of disappearance. Beginning at the center is affirmation, the move outward is a representation of giving, and giving up control; of trust, positive energy, of life itself. Spirals—which way to turn—represent the fragility in an open space. Fear makes the world go round." —Louise Bourgeois, Spiral. Featured photograph, of Bourgeois in 1978, is by Carollee Pelos. continue to blog


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