Childhood influences

‘I was brought up in a violin factory and when I had a fight with my brothers and sisters we even used to hit one another with violins.’ Lydia Davis, Extracts from a  Life 

 

Louise Bourgeois’s  mother ran a tapestry restoration workshop in Choisy-le-Roi and, later, in Antony.

‘My mother would sit out in the sun and repair a tapestry or petit point. She really loved it. This sense of reparation is very deep within me.’

(from here) 

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