Mother and the Manufacture of Anxiety has been a form of exploration and expression of myself through making. The work addresses my experience of anxiety both as a person and practitioner, and how my relationship with my mother feeds into that.
My works are portraits of a relationship, and the most important one was my mother. Now, how these feelings for her are brought into my interaction with other people, and how these feelings for her feed into my work is both complex and mysterious. I’m still trying to understand the mechanism.
– Louise Bourgeois