"Choir of Angels Tapestry" by Jean M. Judd, Hand Stitched Thread on Commercial Textile
81” x 81”
Hand Stitched Thread on Commercial Textile
Original Art Work
Description: This is the first in a series of quilts using the Wyoming Valley block. The art quilt is made from this one block with each block individually designed to create the overall design. The block used is the Wyoming Valley block from the 1930’s Chicago Tribune column, Nancy Cabot, written by Loretta Leitner Rising.
Placement of the six different commercial fabrics affects the change in the design of each block. The blue paisley, mint green and solid burgundy colors used in the block, are drawn from the colors in the Angel Tapestry fabric and serve to emphasize the design elements. All stitching on this textile artwork is done by hand as well as the application of the binding.
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.