Robin L. ZelenkaArtist comparisonGroup 1of old empty perfume bottles hanging throughout the cell, and that freedom is a possibility with a keydangling nearby. Intriguing placement of images throughout Spider add to the compelling and complexnature of the narrative quality of the piece.Narrative qualities within the composition are an active ingredient common to the work by bothSaar and Bourgeois. Bourgeois uses her narrative qualities in a psychodynamic fashion by interplayingelements of atypical visions of childhood trauma intertwined with formal composition. According toPotts, The structure of the story really matters, rather than its manifest content. (Potts) Bourgeoisbrings her manifest of items together in a sophisticated way to create her stories, and by doing it in thisway she infuses it with a touch of the sublime. Multilayered meanings, irony and sublimity are the basisbehind the conception of my own work, and Bourgeois has mastered the control within the compositionto make all of these formulas fit together. Saars approach to narration appears much simpler by herpredisposition to use multiple objects and real space within the orchestrations of her concepts.(Wilson) My own work has started to develop in a similar fashion by the inclusion of what would beconsidered to be real space by using life-sized objects within my work.Notably dubbed the Spiderwoman, Bourgeois had held a long and at times controversialcareer, was born December 31
1911 in Paris, France. Her family ran a gallery which dealt primarily withtapestries and had a workshop where she helped to repair them, and this is evident because manyexamples of tapestries hold a prominent position within her pieces. The central core to her workfocuses on her recollections of her life dealing with childhood experiences from a domineering,unfaithful father and a calculating, forgiving mother. (Cotter) Comparably Saar also pulls from her ownlife experiences, but not in the same manner as Bourgeois.