48" square when draped, 48 x 60" when extended
jounral paper, vintage damask table cloth, red cotton threads, hand stitching (couching)
The paper is stitched in horizontal rows, similar to the
woven strips of used clothing in the French Canadian bed covers called
catalognes. Strips cut from journal
pages filled with dreams, lists, thoughts, and phone call doodles were couched
to a linen table cloth and form a safety blanket for the interior world.
measurements: 66.5 inches high x 53 inches wide (169 x 135 cm)
An original design inspired by the rural emptiness of the fields and sky of the artist's childhood and current daily surroundings. The drawing (above) done with French knots refers to the blackbirds that circle over the quiet roads. Bidwell Road connects Eastern Manitoulin to the centre of the Island.
Materials: Cotton with bamboo batt
Techniques include pieced half square triangles, reverse applique, tucks, and hand embroidery.
Quilted by hand.
2019 April 5 - 30
the four Love Meditations are included in the one-person exhibition beauty, emotion, spirit, soul One Sky Gallery, Sudbury Ontario
Love Yourself and I Will Always Carry You are refreshed for 2019 with more stitch
My Open Heart 2017
58 inches wide by 48.5 inches high or 147 cm x 123 cm
wool with plant dyed silk, silk and wool threads, hand stitched
The circle in a square represents the inner self. (Carl Jung)
I use a lengthy amount of time and touch
they are gifts for my viewer
2017: The Cloud in Me, David Kaye Gallery Toronto Ontario solo exhibition
2018: Be Emptier, World of Threads Festival, Oakville Ontario, solo exhibition
2019: Beauty, Emotion, Spirit, Soul, One Sky Gallery, Sudbury Ontario, solo exhibition
2019: sold into private collection through Guildworks in Bloomfield Ontario
The Cloud In Me
2017 organic cotton and woman's handkerchief, silk and silk-velvet reverse applique, couching and stem stitch embroidery with silk thread, hand quilted with cotton thread, bamboo batt, linen backing
60" high and 69" wide
2017: solo exhibition the Cloud In Me at the David Kaye gallery in Toronto
2018: solo exhibition be emptier at the World of Threads Festival, Oakville Ontario
2019: available through Guildworks in Bloomfield Ontario
Earth and Air 2017 plant dyed wool, linen damask, machine and hand constructed, hand stitched
94 inches high x 82 inches wide (238 cm h x 208 cm w)
a key piece for Judy's solo exhibition "The Cloud In Me" at David Kaye Gallery in the Queen West area of Toronto, month of Ocrtober 2017.
included in Fibreworks at the Queen Square Gallery in Cambridge, Ontario, until November 4 2018