This 1986 work is from Bourgeois’ iconic Nature Study series. Oscillating between tenderness and anxiety, the marble sculpture is formulated as a cluster of cylinders that intertwine and spiral around...
This 1986 work is from Bourgeois’ iconic Nature Study series. Oscillating between tenderness and anxiety, the marble sculpture is formulated as a cluster of cylinders that intertwine and spiral around one another. While each element is clearly linked in natural dependency they are also subtly oppositional.
Resembling a coil of a woman's hair, the knotted spiral becomes the cradle from which she emerges. Suggesting a cyclical process of birth and rebirth, Nature Study is symbolic of the artist’s desire to control psychological disorders.
A metaphor for the cycle of life, the sculpture was created using a combination of several casts and moldings to create the slender, delicate tubular forms.
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