"Twirling Leaves #2" by Jean M. Judd, Thread on Commercial Textile
46.5” x 44.5”
Thread on Commercial Textile
Original Art Work
Description: This artwork is the second piece in the Twirling Leaves series. Its design is based on the Tilt’n Whirl block pattern. The art quilt is machine pieced, hand quilted, and hand bound. Commercial fabrics were used in the textile artwork with some of them dating back to the 1980s. The dense hand stitching shows the detail in the rubber tree leaves in the outer area of the art quilt. Examining the piece up close reveals many nuances in the artwork from spirals, to hatch marks, and the utilization of many different colors of thread. This textile piece is designed to be hung in any orientation which allows for many different viewing options.
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.