“My early work is the fear of falling. Later on it became the art of falling. How to fall without hurting yourself. Later on it is the art of hanging in there.”

“Everyday you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if you cannot accept it you become a sculptor.”

Louise Bourgeois in 1990 with her marble sculpture Eye to Eye (1970).
Photo: Raimon Ramis

Louise Bourgeois, Destruction of the father Reconstruction of the father. Writings and interviews 1923-1997
The MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts Third printing 2005