‘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.’