Friday, January 11, 2008

Louise Bourgeose at the Tate.

I chanced to see the enormous spider installation by Louise Bourgeois being set in position on the banks of river Thames at Tate Modern ,for her retrospective there.I consider my self lucky to have been able to see this work by the famous artist who is now in her 95th year and still active and full of ideas.
It was a strange experience standing under this huge spider looking up at its underbelly with eggs in there.Overwhelming.Sinister and protective at the same time.Towering and yet appears fragile- looks ready to topple over.Like a mother ???
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