Tuesday, February 04, 2014
the Lucky Protection exhibition
Cloth is fluid. The blanket piece above covers an unwieldy display area. The fluidity of the cloth softens the hard edges in this white room.
It is human nature to stop and gaze at a full moon. No matter how many times we see it, the moon is always wonderful, always a miracle, floating there in the huge sky. We stare at it. We go into ourselves.
I think of the constancy of the moon and of women from earlier times looking at the full moon with the same emotional response that I have. With the same reverence.
The heart responds with ancient memories of cloth. Of being wrapped as a new baby, of pulling a sweater over our heads, of doing up buttons on a wool coat.
All images are of original sewn art by Judy Martin, on display in the exhibition entitled Lucky Protection that is the featured art display at Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin Street, Sudbury, Ontario for the month of February 2014. 705 674 0415
The text is from the artist's talk on February 1.
The gallery made a video that documents the entire exhibit.