Throbbing Pulse

Throbbing Pulse by Louise Bourgeois

I found this Louise Bourgeois drawing from 1944 in “Drawing from the Modern: 1880-1945” (Museum of Modern Art, 2004). Something about it appeals to me. The repeated lines are likes waves, the ocean, sound, an ekg, abstract mountains, or a topographic map. The peaks travel across the page, down and to the right in a staggered motion, leading the eye through the composition either from the white space or into the white space (depending on where you start). The lines are scratchy, dynamic, interesting. This looks like the beginning of something, a story, a sequence, a picture book. I don’t know. It’s expansive.