Viewing Mark Rothko's 'No. 14, 1960' at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) I just saw this the other day. I never used to appreciate Rothko, but seeing this painting up close changed my mind. Seemingly simple enough, but each stroke is actually very purposeful.
My work is a form of psychoanalysis, It is a way of coming to grips with my anxiety and fears. It is an attempt to be a better personal. There is a lot of ambivalence in the work. There are many hanging pieces, which signify a fragile state. There are pieces that oscillate and rock, which also convey fragility. We all have pink days and blue days. I am trying to seek a balance between the extremes that I feel. I want to be reasonable. — Louise Bourgeois, 2007