HAS THE DAY INVADED THE NIGHT?

Louise Bourgeois

Limited Edition of 12

SIZE

1.80 x 2.99 m (5’9” x 9’8”)

WEAVE

Hand knotted

MATERIALS

Handspun wool

ABOUT THIS RUG

The inspiration for Bourgeois first and only rug design was a diary entry dated February 7, 1995, when she wrote the phrase "Has the day invaded the night? Has the night invaded the day?" in a loose script. For the project, Bourgeois wanted dark text embedded in a field of off-white natural wool fibres, hand-woven in Morocco's Atlas Mountains—a nod to traditional Berber art from the Beni Ourain tribe.

DESIGNER

Louise Bourgeois / 1911 - 2010
Although Bourgeois is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.