Louise Bourgeois has intrigued me since I saw her fascinating sculpture titled Nature Study back in the 1980's. I have been captivated by her work ever since that time, and sought out other exhibitions whenever I could. Then came the spiders. I marveled as I stood under one of her giant spider sculptures. Here was an instant connection, since I love bugs and spiders and have included them in many of my paintings. Louise Bourgeois was a complex and unique individual, and her personal voice comes through strongly in her work. She and her art are inseparable, and so I chose to superimpose her face on the head of the spider sculpture, since she was often referred to as "the spider woman". The postcard web references her passion for spiral designs, which I have used in many of my works as well. Pity the poor fly trapped in the web.
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