Corkboard Coaster Set X Louise Bourgeois
A set of four corkboard coasters featuring textile works from the artist's archives. Fabric played an important role in Bourgeois's life. She grew up surrounded by the textiles of her parent's tapestry restoration workshop, and from the age of twelve helped the business by drawing in the sections of the missing parts that were to be repaired. A life-long hoarder of clothes and household items such as tablecloths, napkins and bed linen, from the mid-nineties Bourgeois, cut up and re-stitched these, transforming her lived materials into art. Through sewing, she attempted to effect psychological repair.
"I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole."
-Set of four individual designs
-10cm x 10cm x 0.5cm 5mm cork board (3.9" x 3.9")
-Heat resistant to 110C (225F)