Do What is Right with Louise Nevelson

“I don't demand that all work be a masterpiece. What I am doing is the right thing for me – that is what I am and this is living. It reflects me and I reflect it.”

Louise Nevelson, Do What is Right with Louise Nevelson
A black and white photograph depicts a woman dressed all in black staring directly at the camera
Robert Mapplethorpe; Louise Nevelson; 1986; Carnegie Museum of Art: Gruber Family Fund. © The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe

This week’s source of Monday Motivation is artist Louise Nevelson, whose work Tropical Garden’s Presence, greets us every time we enjoy some sunshine in our Sculpture Courtyard.

An abstract sculpture made from painted aluminum is pictured in front of a fountain and glass doors leading into a large building
Louise Nevelson, Tropical Garden’s Presence, 1974, Carnegie Museum of Art: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fisher. © 2020 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York