This book is now published and is available in all major bookstores. You can also order the book from this link. Judy Martin is one of the 29 featured artists that author Martha Sielman interviewed so very well. She has the rare gift of being able to hone in on each artist's personal belief system.
As well there are 95 other quilts from artists across the globe including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, japan, latvia, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and of course the USA.
Judy's article begins on page 80. After a brief introduction by Martha Sielman, the text continues in the artist's voice.
Manitoulin Island Ontario Canada
Known for her dense hand stitching, Judy Martin's art explores the process of making. Working in cloth is a form of meditation, as thousands of stitches slowly cover the surface and piece together a new beginning.
Process not product
Making something slowly with one's hands is perhaps on of the most nourishing things a person can do. Creating something from nothing - or better, creating something new from something no longer needed or wanted - is healing for the planet and for us.
|Mended world 2012 94" x 94" |
repurposed linen and cotton damask, silk, cotton, hand pieced, machine pieced, hand quilted, hand embroidered.
Made with community assistance as part of the Manitoulin Circle Project
Importance of solitude
|Cross my Heart (detail) 2010 hand stitch on dyed linen layered on velvet|
|Cross My Heart 2010 33 x 35 inches silk, linen, velvet, dye, paint, hand embroidered, hand quilted|
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