Ode à Ma Mère (detail), 1995
Ode à Ma Mère (detail)
Bourgeois was involved in her family’s tapestry restoration business from a young age, when she was tasked with drawing in missing or worn areas of tapestries that needed repair. Her mother Joséphine, a skilled weaver, managed the workshop and spent hours in the sun reweaving old textiles. Bourgeois remembered her this way decades later, around the time she began to explore the spider motif. For her, the spider was symbolic of both her mother and of her own working process. The spider weaves its web diligently and without complaint, much like her mother calmly repaired broken things and made them whole.
The Mission of The Skateroom is devoting great attention to the sourcing of their boards and aim to work exclusively with Grade A Maple from certified sustainable forests in Canada. In addition, the packaging is made from recycled materials, and supporting products chosen to limit the impact on the environment. The Skateroom also offsets its carbon emissions and proudly wears the CO2-neutral label. Finally, through their collaborations with engaged artists, they dedicate at least 10% of every sale to support social skating projects around the world.
|Size||3 Boards each 80 x 20 x 0.7 cm|
|Material||maple wood, 7 ply|
|Signature||numbered, printed signature|