When I’m working at my desk, there are times that I get distracted. I’m fortunate to live in a beautiful spot where I can look out my window and see the ocean-absolutely wonderful but it can contribute to my procrastination.
So when I need to keep my head down, I also take inspiration from having images of artists or mementos from events I’ve attended on my desk.
The artist, Louise Bourgeois is one of my favourites. She died last year at 98 and was still creating up to her death. Her motivation to create was fueled by a traumatic incident that occurred in her childhood and she gave those emotions physical forms in her sculptures and art.
I had the good fortune to be at the opening of the Tate Modern in London (one of my favourite places to view art) where her sculptures were in the Turbine Hall. I loved being able to climb up on the three towers and discuss their meaning with perfect strangers.
I Do I Undo I Redo, Louise Bourgeois / Photo: Martin Godwin
I love this sentiment…
The giant sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois at the front of the National Gallery in Ottawa.
Who inspires you?