‘Her mother was not unlike a spider, a repairer of broken things.
Just as spiders spin their webs, Louise Bourgeois’s mother was a weaver of tapestries. Before Louise became a world-renowned contemporary artist, she was an apprentice in her family’s tapestry shop. Weaving fabric with her nurturing mother taught Louise about form and colour, and provided the inspiration for her later, most famous works as a sculptor.
A beautifully nuanced and poetic story, Cloth Lullaby stunningly captures the life of Louise Bourgeois and tells the story of a relationship between a mother and daughter, the birth of an artist, and how memory is stitched into us all.’
Written by Amy Novesky
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault