Sue Lawty / Louise Bourgeois

These two artists do use found materials in very different ways, not just in the choice of materials but in the emotion of the finished piece. Sue Lawty’s work is contemplative almost meditative, she produces a sense of calm whilst viewing her work. I think that this is because of the gentle and subtle repetition she often uses and the fine delicate patterns she produces even when useing materials that are often associates with delicacy, for example stones.


Louise Bourgeois however created work that is full of anger and emotion. Her work is very autobiographical and she often used clothing that she had once worn as a personal way of depicting anguish and pain. Very early on she bagan to carve wooden totems from pieces of found wood to explore her experiences of emigrating from france to america, her loneliness and her homesickness, she eventually took this further to explore human group behaviour our differences as well as our similarities. A lot of her work explores relationships and the dynamic between people and not always the good or fulfulling relationships.