Often the artist discovers the final destination from first setting out to another destination, an idea included in Louise Bourgeois’ remark:
An artist’s words are always to be taken cautiously. The finished work is often a stranger to, and sometimes very much at odds with what the artist felt or wished to express when he began. At best the artist does what he can, rather than what he wants to do. After the battle is over and the damage faced up to, the result may be surprisingly dull — but sometimes it is surprisingly interesting.
(Quoted from page 382 of Art in America 1945— 1970, Jed Perl, editor. The Library of America, 2014.)
For a brief biography of Louise Bourgeois, click here. For images of or relating to Louise Bourgeois, click here.