The image that best represent Louise Bourgeois’ spunk and sense of humor is this one, taken by Robert Maplethorpe in 1982 when she was 71 years old. She was born in Paris in 1911 and was 98 when she died in New York City in 2010.
Her huge spider sculptures which appeared outside numerous museums around the world, rank among the the most highly priced works by a woman artist to date, $10.7 million USD.
She is also known for her work made from collecting objects, and for soft sculptures and totemic forms. She was a pioneer for women, and encouraged young artists to her home in Chelsea for art talks. Also one of the first artists to use interior spaces she called “Cells”. Her work is emotionally charged and provocative.
To see new work, please click on the sitemap in the sidebar, or click the “Artwork” tab.
The gallery consists mainly of images from my portfolio. These selected works were created, staged, performed and curated from 2002 through 2011. For works done after 2011, click on the Artwork tab, or use the sitemap in the sidebar.
The works are presented by category and are from a wide range of disciplines. The older work reflects my interest in the female body politic as an immigrant to the US from the Caribbean island of Barbados. Since then my aims have shifted to include projects which explore the ephemeral links connecting peoples and communities. Such projects include: Interweave – The Hair Project Series, SH, ZZ, NY; the Adventures in the Arts Series, NY and The Ten Scenic Spots of West Lake, HZ performance. These explorations all aim at bridging cultures and deconstructing stereotypes.
GALLERY BY TOPIC This slideshow and list act as a map for the website, as it also shows how the works are presented online. Please click on the list below or the images above to see more of that genre. Click the Artwork tab for the latest new work added.