Skeins of wool, Madelinetosh, merino lace duchess

‘The skeins of wool are a friendly refuge, like a web or a cocoon. The catterpillar gets the silk from his mouth, builds his cocoon and when its completed he dies.
The cocoon has exhausted the animal. I am the cocoon. I have no ego. I am my work.’

Statements 1988, Louise Bourgeois First published in 1988 by Robert Miller, New York, and Daniel Lelong, Paris, in Louise Bourgeois Drawings.