See also: [Feminism]
From the Universe Publishing series,
"Louise Bourgeois", ISBN 0.87663.639.3 (Hong Kong, 1994)
"Some of her most striking work, where the symbol of
survival stares into the abyss beyond desire, carries
a sharpened sensuousness. Her Femm-Couteau (knife woman)
series, which was first shown in 1969, depicts the
seductive body of a woman that slowly turns itself
into an elongated knife. THese small figural pieces
are made of white, black, and pink marble (pink, she
saysmenas that you like yourself). The series
represents the polarity of women, the destructive
and the seductive. "It symbolizes women who are afraid
of men, or, to protect themselves, they turn into a blade.
But when the women becomes aggressive, she also becomes
terribly afraid. There is always the love-hate element".