Articulated Lair, Louise Bourgeois 1986. Painted steel, rubber, and metal. In the 1980s Bourgeois began to construct enigmatic sculptural environments she calls "cells" that provide settings for her personal narratives. Here she explores the concept of the lair, a dwelling from the animal world. Bourgeois has said that a lair is "a protected place you can enter to take refuge," but she has also acknowledged the possibility of isolation: "The security of a lair can also be a trap."