Cross My Heart, layered and stitched silk and linen, silk threads. 2010.
I have agreed to speak about my work in Toronto this September. It took me hours to settle on this plain and simple title for the lecture. Cross My Heart detail
Judy Martin’s new work has a pared down simplicity that is inviting. Her imagery is archetypal, used for centuries across world cultures. She constructs her pieces by layering and piecing torn fabrics by hand, and then adds repeated simple and familiar domestic stitches. The evidence of time and touch gives power to the work.