Barbara Sprague was also included in this exhibition, and she was making the trip from Kenora to Thunder Bay and I asked her to deliver a letter to Joyce Wieland for me. The other day, I came across the draft of my letter in a 1988 journal and that prompted me to find the artwork from that exhibition and re-photograph it for this blog post. The title of the piece is The Mother The Child.
First of all, let me say that I feel very connected to you through your work. I saw your quilt, Reason Over Passion, at the National Gallery and it made such an impression. I remember standing in front of it in awe. Your femaleness comes through and it is such a rich, womanly, femaleness. There is so much about being a woman that I can feel in your work, be it quilt or painting. And you have a wonderful wit.
Anyway, with this letter I feel that I've made some sort of contact with you. I'm just sorry it's not in person. I'll see you next time. Sincerely, Judy Martin
Joyce Wieland answered me and I've saved the letter....but I can't remember where. I think I should find it and frame it. Joyce Wieland 1930 - 1998