Monday, November 23, 2009

Touching

Why do I use my hand as a symbol?
I think its about touching. My hand says 'touch' as well as 'think'.
It says 'feel' as well as 'analyze'.
This piece is saying DO BOTH.
The viewer AND the maker - do both. Hand stitching helps to connect the mind and the body. Touching is the act that crosses the gap between the object and the mind. Hand stitching is the act that allows the maker to think.

7 comments:

Jackie said...

I Love this..the idea and the image and the work.

Anonymous said...

touching enhances humanity
Cheers Jan

jeanamarie said...

I so agree.

chrissythreads said...

Hi Judy,
Jenny Leslie, who is graduating from JCS in the summer did her dissertation on the subject of touch,If you contact her she may able to e-mail a copy if you are interested.

La Dolce Vita said...

your work is remarkable! to me the hand represents the creative center of the body it is a sacred image to me.. I love the flow of stitches.

landofdreaming said...

gorgeous, gorgeous work - love the texture you have created and yes, so, so touchable :)

Dolores said...

I am grounded by your work. I have not posted nor checked blogs for a while but I am truly at peace and love coming back to your work. Thank you.