Wednesday, June 15, 2011

World of Threads Interview
Judy Martin's interview with Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bates went up on the World of Threads Website for the week of June 12, 2011.

76 Hemlock Wraps
hemlock twigs and
dyed fabric and thread
size varies,
they can be held in the hand


The interview gives an overview
of Judy's long career and how
she works.

Love's Illusions

Painted and photo printed
papers, painted fabric
stitched construction


There were many questions about influences, and Judy speaks about several important women artists who have been pivotal.

Two Wrapped Forms
Size varies but they can be held in the arms

quilt batt,
variety of fabrics
linen and suede cords


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Quilt National 2011

Cross My Heart

The Dairy Barn Arts Center Athens Ohio
May 28 - Sept 5, 2011
Silk, Linen, velvet, silk thread,
dye, paint;
layered, pieced,
hand embroidered,
hand quilted 33 " x 35"

Hand stitching adds the power of repeted human touch.
The small marks are each unique yet all the same.
Covering a surface with hand stitches gives me time to meditate.
The "work" of the work also seems to open up a contemplative place for the viewer.

Tiime is taken to make the work.
Time is needed to understand it.
The time that I put into the work is a gift.
Time is a material.