Friday, October 22, 2010

Feel my touch

I produce my work slowly over a long period of time, allowing it to change along the way. I am really interested in making as a way to express how I feel and think. So much is embedded.
Time, for one thing.
Touch, for another.
The marks are each unique, individual, sometimes close together, sometimes not. Like ripples on the lake retreating towards my friend, the horizon line.

I'm interested in producing something very very simple
and quiet
and marked repeatedly with the human hand.
Not because it's a metaphor for anything, but just because it's an object that says, unequivocally, I was here.

I made this.
I spent time with this.
Feel my touch.
Remember me, my darling.


Deborah said...

Gorgeous work!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Judy,

This is gorgeous what you have made. I feel like I really do want to "touch" it!!
Love the French knots as well!!



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Jacky said...

Cloth and stitching is so personal...we all use the same basic components, cloth and thread, but each persons work is so different, telling a little about themselves, about their world.
Your cloths tell a beautiful story.
I was in Tasmania last year and visited an exhibition of an emerging aboriginal artist...her work was amazing. Lots of beautiful greens, such a contrast to the aboriginal art from the Northern Territory, the Red Centre as they call it. All very earthy reds, browns, black ... two very different environments portrayed so beautifully in their paintings.

Jacky xox

La Dolce Vita said...


Jeana Marie said...

'allowing it to change along the way'
is the line that struck me most.

Heather said...


arlee said...

*you* are the horizon line for a lot of us

landofdreaming said...

"I'm interested in producing something very very simple
and quiet
and marked repeatedly with the human hand. "

absolutely, and what you produce is beautiful - you shine through.

Velma said...

a layered (stitched) reflection and explantation. if only more artists' statements were like this, simple, reaal, profound.

Penny Berens said...

So thought provoking, Judy. It is only as I have gotten older that I realize I want to leave my mark behind for those who love me.

mansuetude said...

Just beautiful.

Karen Turner said...

I can't say it better than Velma. Your words so often strike me as profound, and you have such a way of layering words and pictures. My hair stood on end.

Hazel Terry said...

I love that bottom red piece, wonderful post.

Storycloth said...

Sublime read Judy. Thankyou very much. Gilly

Clare Wassermann said...

What beautiful meditative work

Filamental said...

I must say that what you have written has touched me in a way that I did not expect this morning when I clicked your icon. So eloquently you describe the reason to do anything, at all.
Your work is worth seeing and the words are worth reading.
Thank you for the inspiration.

wholly jeanne said...

Yes, precisely. It's why I call some of my work my LegaSee Cloths. And it's why I've spent years taking photos of all the quilts my grandmother made. Why I am on the verge of creating a catalogue of her quilts.