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Paddle Woman - Study 1
Medium: Etching, ink, and watercolour on handmade paper
Dimensions: 49x147 cm
Year created: 2006
Location: Bermuda
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Paddle Woman - Study 1 Louise Bourgeois

Louise is best known for her sculptures which she began making in the late 1940s following a brief career as a painter. Her works on paper also make up a significant part of her work – these are often drawn in red ink to signify blood and passion.


Louise Bourgeois

Louise was born in France but has spent most of her life in America. Her childhood experiences have influenced her work – especially her father’s infidelity and mother’s illness. She also draws on her mother’s feminism as themes of sexuality and gender identity permeate her work. Louise has had a long and prolific career creating deeply personal and daring work.