Monday, August 24, 2015

red moon_time is a material

Red Moon 2014

re-claimed wool blanket, wool threads, hand stitch 52 x 361 cm (20 x 142 ")

Made from a re-constructed 90+ year old wool blanket, this cloth holds time and memory.  The several threadbare areas evoke the man, woman or child who lay with the blanket and repeatedly pulled it up as a covering.  Many of the worn areas are mended with darning stitch by the artist and the edges strengthened with blanket stitch.  These areas of recent handwork add another layer of human touch.
exhibition record:

2015
Hard Twist 10:  Memory
Gladstone Hotel  1214 Queen Street W,  Toronto M6J 1J6
2014: 
Red Moon was included in Judy's solo exhibition, Lucky Protection 
The northern artist's gallery:  artists on Elgin 168 Elgin Street, Sudbury, Ontario
lower two photographs: Nick Dubecki, Sudbury