Saturday, October 14, 2017
Monday, October 09, 2017
|left is my open heart, right is longing cloth side a|
clouds of pale spaces
similar to nature's open horizon views
full of small marks that distract just the right amount
|left is Bidwell, right is my open heart|
and so does the mind
bouncing and leaping from memory to future desires
our inner world
|the cloud in me|
|cloud of time|
caress me' they say
touch helps us get to the dream world inside
the unique but repetitive marks touch the eye
is the process of making it
each of the pieces went through several experiences
to eventually arrive at simplicity
|left is longing cloth side B, middle is earth and air, right is Sisu|
having holes cut
|earth and air|
some several times
this to embed their texture
and give them the beauty of
aged quilted cloths
|left is Sisu, right is Bidwell|
For those who live close enough, I hope that you will find time to visit the work in person.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
I said that was true.
I asked her how she could tell. 'is my hair old?
She stroked my arm. "your arm is old"
She looked at my face. "your face is old"
Are they crinkly? I asked her.
She looked carefully at them, crinkling up her eyes.
Monday, October 02, 2017
I am in Toronto, delivering my new body of work to David Kaye Gallery today for installation. Here is the text that David sent out to his subscribers in an email.
Please join me from on to meet textile artist JUDY MARTIN and view her amazingly stitched thread wall drawings/objects. Never one to sit idle without needle and thread JUDY has created an incredible body of work. She says, "The exhibition it is about the process of making and the stitched objects are just the evidence of time and labour. Making things by hand is a very positive and nurturing thing for anyone to do. Creating the pieces for this exhibition has been healing for both my body and spirit."
I have been looking forward to (and working towards) this day for a year. So excited. xo
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
All text in this post from art 21 video interview with Louise Bourgeois. (including the title)
The images are from July. The quilt shown in them has since been undone and now I am re-doing it for that exhibition in October.
I have been hunkered down with my needle and hoop for the months of August and September. I am so focused on finishing up the large pieces for this show that I feel my self becoming lost. And I've started to think that in the big picture of our world, an exhibition of my quilts is only a speck.
I do. I un do. I re-do. Louise Bourgeois
Art is a guarantee of sanity. Louise Bourgeois
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Our visits are more emotional now.
She moved into a nursing home August 8. She is 89.
I've written a bit about her before, here and here.
When we met I was in my early 40's and she was in her late 60's.
She has such yearning.
I reminded her that she has an inner cloud of memories inside her.
She said that the memories made her sad....but I think that will change.
I think they will save her.
still one more large one to go xo
Sunday, September 10, 2017
when I look out at the sun glittering on the water
and every night when the moon does the same thing.
Manitou means God. Manitoulin Island is Spirit Island,
and this spiritual place is embedded in my stitched art.
It gives me self-healing.
I hope that it communicates something to the inner inner of my viewers.
in a rush,
It came out of an almost erotic inner dreamworld
very sensuous and intuitive,
I stitched and stitched
through the spring
throughout the summer
and now it is September
A healing cloth.
I felt myself becoming whole.
almost a mandala
the rush of time
the emotions of life
I'm just doing the best I can.