Prayer Flag For Canada 2017 57 inches wide x 90 inches high (145 cm x 228 cm)
vintage women's handkerchiefs, red threads, handkerchief linen, wool dyed red
Premier exhibition in Gore Bay Museum's exhibition for Canada's 150th birthday celebration entitled Prayer Flags For Canada. The entire community was invited by Nicole Weppler, the curator of the museum, to create more traditionally sized prayer flags and approximately 150 are the result. Judy Martin was invited to create a large prayer flag.
Gore Bay Museum at Harbour View Centre throughout the summer (June 23 - October 5) and also outside the museum proper.
Some of the red threads bled. The artist chose to leave this detail as a metaphor for women and for Canada's history.
photographs in this post by Sudbury photographer, Nick Dubecki.
262 cm h x 256 cm - approximately 100 inches by 100 inches
The fabrics are silk that have been dyed with local plants from Manitoulin Island
The piece is quilted with hand embroidery. Silk and wool threads
Couching and stem stitch.
completely construcgted by hand stitch
and quilted with hand embroidery
This quilt is part of Quilt National 17,
The opening in the Dairy Barn, Athens Ohio May 27, 2017 - September 4 2017
Large Emptiness Small Marks 2016 silk, cotton, rayon, linen damask fabrics stitched with cotton, silk and metallic threads. 36 pages within a hand stitched taffeta folder, each page is 33 cm x 33 cm.
A portfolio of sketches for large-scale (2.5 m or 90" ) square quilts. Each 33 cm square cloth page is an idea for a larger cloth construction that will be filled with hand stitched marks. A large square grid is formed when all thirty-six sketches are displayed at one time that measures 200 cm x 200 cm.
The squares are each filled with horizontal lines or large circles and are made from layers of lush, calm fabrics. Each page is a complete idea and can be displayed singly or within a larger group. This artwork encourages close physical engagement and considered viewing over time. The slow actions of undoing buttonholes, opening the folder, and lifting each page encourages contemplation. Unconscious memories are unlocked by the sense of touch.