Bourgeois exhibition

An exhibition has been incredibly inspiring and will influence my art in the future. Artist rooms have brought Louise  Bourgeois in Southampton City Gallery, I have now seen it four times, and it inspired me on every  one of these occasions.

I have been struggling to achieve a representation of memory that I was happy with. This showed me that memory is fragmentary. So far I have been trying to come up with a complete scene and was frustrated as this was not working. When I reflect on childhood memories, it is always the fragments that are crustal clear and the scene as a whole is obscure and suggested rather that coherent. Sometimes these fragments are parts of carpet and furniture and the people are bleary.

The inescapable reference to primitive religion and cult objects, is particularly inspiring.

woman- house by Louise Bourgeois
woman- house by Louise Bourgeois
Neolithic goddess Magna Mater from Velusina R,Macedonia
Neolithic goddess Magna Mater from Velusina R,Macedonia

Also including objects together with drawings, sculpture and spaces finally makes sense to me.

I have started preparing to make a hologram as a part of a bigger unit. I have a plan that involves Russian dolls and I will be casting some sculpture in transparent resin.

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Bourgeois exhibition

Painting moments and reflections

Tonal sketch
Tonal sketch
It is his way of running away from things.
It is his way of running away from things

A theme is slowly forming. Sometimes I follow several different threads and not all of them work out, and finally some things start fitting together like pieces of a puzzle.

This is nearly finished.
This is nearly finished.
Painting moments and reflections