"Fractured ‘Gello #2" by Jean M. Judd, Hand Stitched Thread on Commercial Textile
54.5” x 52.25”
Hand Stitched Thread on Commercial Textile
Original Art Work
Description: After a long hiatus from this series, completion of Fractured ‘Gello #2 brings this series back into the recent arena of completed artworks. Viewers are drawn in to the center of this artwork. It is a flowing together of the individual pieces and stitches which reflects the confluence definition of coming together to one place. There is a natural pull, even from a distance, that brings viewers closer to view the details.
Constructing the ground and fracturing the piece was the smoothest part of the entire process in 2009. Developing the intricate hand stitching design took several years of contemplation with the artwork hanging on my design wall. Finally, in September of 2015, the design concept came to life and required almost 600 hours of intense hand stitching to complete.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jean M. Judd
Artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been constructing textile artworks for over thirty years incorporating dense hand stitching which gives visual and physical texture to her work. Her work includes pieced work using commercial fabrics as well as rust pigmentation and non-traditional dyeing techniques. More recent work has been using whole cloth construction using her hand dyed and painted fabrics and rust pigmentation along with her signature hand stitching. Each piece is unique, and her work can be found in many private art collections in the United States, Canada, Europe, as well as the US Embassy in Lima, Peru and Dhaka, Bangladesh. She exhibits her award- winning artwork nationally in juried fine art exhibitions and is represented by several fine art galleries across the United States. She is the author of several books describing her processes, artistic philosophy, and experiences with artist residencies.