Wednesday, February 04, 2015

the b side

 Lake side b  Wool, indigo dye, stitch resist, hand quilting   66" high, 53 " wide, 2014  by Judy Martin
The stitched line, no matter how fluid and organic, bespeaks time.  
It is an actual line, a physical presence, a manifestation of effort and choice.
It is not an illusion, nor the residue of my hand's gesture.  It is itself.    Lou Cabeen 

I put side A of this piece on my new work blog in November 2014.
Please click here . to see it.

9 comments:

  1. I am a novice at hand-quilting; have begun with a traditionally-designed piece (a pattern from Thimbleberries) but the practice (and no hoop, no thimble) has captivated me. Your rhythm is so very lovely...Thank you.

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  2. thanks for the view from both sides now!

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  3. I've looked at LAKE from both sides now, from back and front, and still some how. It's LAKE's illusions I recall. I don't really know my lake at all.

    Thanks Mo, for giving me Joni Mitchell tonight before bed. xx

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  4. Those shapes...like cells in a microscope. Love the title of side B.

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  5. Ahh I want to snuggle this!!! Love your spirit and love your work!

    I feel like I don't know cloth at all; but at the same time, I am understanding what my cloths or blankies are holding in and some of what they are saying a little more every time I work with them.
    Kind of like my youngest son; sometimes all I can understand is from my perception and not his.

    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

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  6. I don't know which side I like best, and the thing is you can't view both sides at once. Great metaphor.

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  7. magnificent - another monument to simplicity

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  8. Judy... I always loose my words when I visit your place... thank you for that...

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  9. Oh gosh. I love the back but when I saw the Lake I loved it even more.

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx