Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beginning With Time

Beginning With Time: Day  78" x 90" 2015  re-purposed wool blankets and blanket cloth, wool yarns, silk velvet, plant dyes and procion mx dyes.  reverse applique, seed stitch, all by hand
Beginning With Time: Night  78" x 90"  2015  re-purposed wool blankets, cotton velveteen, wool yarns, alpaca roving, silk velvet, plant dyes and procion mx dyes. Reverse applique, couching, seed stitch, all by hand.

This is a two sided piece.  Both sides are the right side.
Created for the exhibition
Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder curated by Gloria Hickey and Philippa Jones.

Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder opens in St. John's Newfoundland March 21 2015.  The exhibition includes 20 contemporary fibre artists, most from Newfoundland.  The venue in St. John's is the craft council gallery, Devon House, 59 Duckworth St.

The exhibition closes in St. John's on April 25, 2015 and then travels to Woody Point Discovery Centre in Gros Morne National Park where it will be on display throughout the summer season.  It is the main exhibition of the international fibre conference,  Fibre Arts Newfoundland October 14-18.

Beginning With Time is already in private collection, currently on loan for this exhibition.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Time, Dream, Memory series


Time, Dream, Memory: Time  Vintage materials , van dyke print, hand stitch, frame within a frame under glass  20 inches square  2014  Judith e Martin

Time, Dream, Memory: Dream    vintage materials, van dyke print on hand made paper, hand stitch, vintage frame within a metal frame under glass  20 inches square  2014    Judith e Martin

Time, Dream, Memory Memory     Vintage materials, van dyke print on hand made paper, hand stitch, vintage frame under glass within a metal frame, 2014  Judith e Martin

Time, Dream, Memory: Mother   vintage materials, van dyke print on hand made paper, hand stitch, vintage frame under glass within a metal frame (not shown)  2014  Judith e Martin



This series was first shown during the 2014 summer season at the Perivale Gallery, Spring Bay Manitoulin Island

time, dream, memory: time and time, dream memory : dream are currently available through the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.  (the top two images and the bottom detail)

time, dream, memory: memory and time, dream, memory: mother showed at the Manitoulin Fine Arts Association Members exhibition in September 2014 at the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island

Sunday, November 23, 2014

silver water


Silver Water   2012    indigo on rayon and on linen with shibori markings, tucked seam, hand quilted with embroidery floss   14" x 54"   detail shown above

Silver Water 2012, Judith e Martin
Silver Water side b  2012  Judith e Maritn


Silver Water 2012  side b  procion dyed cotton and rayon, hand quilted with embroidery floss  14" x 54|"  (detail above)

Silver Water is in private collection  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lake


Lake  Indigo and hand stitch on silk, 2014  Judith e Martin
168 cm h x 133 cm w   (66" h x 52" w)
Materials: re-purposed linen damask, hemp silk blend fabric, indigo dye, cotton embroidery and quilting threads  (bamboo batt)
Techniques:  paste resist, hand embroidery, hand quilting.   (Entirely hand stitched)
the tuck that seams the two pieces of indigo dyed cloth together creates a horizon line.

The backing (not shown here) is pieced wool and cotton dyed with indigo (stitch resist)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bachelard Series

Bachelard Series:  Memories  2012   film photographs, thread, artist canvas, hand stitch, framed in shadowbox under glass, 18" h x 22" w

Bachelard Series:  Solitude  2012   film photographs, thread, artist canvas, hand stitch, framed in shadowbox under glass, 18" h x 22" w


Exhibition Record
2012 - Three of the Bachelard series were shown at the Perivale Gallery for the 2012 season.   One of them sold.

2014 - These two are currently at the Art Gallery of Sudbury art rental, contact the gallery for more information.  gallery@artsudbury.org     705 675 4871.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

YIN YIN

 Yin Yin side a   2013
27 inches high, 36 inches wide
materials:  plant dyed linen, procion dyed velvet, cotton thread, wool batt, backed with wool gauze
techniques:  reverse of reverse applique, hand quilting
Yin Yin side b   2013
27 inches high, 36 inches wide
materials:   natural wool gauze, procion dyed silk velvet, cotton button thread, wool batt, backed with plant dyed linen
techniques:  reverse applique, hand quilting

The title reminds us that this piece does not have an outer  side, rather it has two inner sides.  No yang, just two yin.

Juried by Sue Benner and Patty Hawkins into Visions: The Sky's The Limit
Opening in visions quilt museum October 3, 2014
Award:  Friends of Fiber Art International as the quilt that most reflects the universality of artistic expression
Published:  Visions: The Sky's The Limit catalogue

Currently available through the David Kaye Gallery, Toronto Ontario.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Duet


Duet 

18" x 32" , 2014
materials: felt, silk threads, vintage table linen
technique:  hand stitch, framed under glass
Someone stitched this cloth years ago.  
Neglected for years, yet saved because it is beautiful. 
I strive to make my marks harmonious with hers.
Time is caught with thread.  

Exhibition Record

2014   Included in the Lucky Protection solo exhibition at the Northern Artist Gallery (Artists On Elgin), in Sudbury Ontario for the month of February, 2014
2014 , Stitches Across Time:  (invitation)  Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Ontario September 12-November 9

Judith e Martin was a juror for the Stitches Across Time exhibition.