Blue Moon Rising is another artwork that has been a long time in production. The double moons are the headwater of the Medici River which ends at the mountain range. Intimate viewing brings out the subtle details, shadows, and texture of the piece emphasized by the intricate stitching. This piece was begun in 2014 using remnants from the artwork Moon Shadow but decreasing the scale of the work to a more rectangular format. I had the river and white moon section along with the salmon hand dyed ground but wasn’t sure how to bring it all together. Finally found the dark teal blue remnant in my fabric inventory and designed the mountain and shadow for the moon. The textural hand stitched design and floating abstract ghost images became apparent in July of 2022 as I began the final construction and hand stitching. This wall artwork is intended to be hung in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, which gives it many different appearances and keeps the work fresh for collectors and viewers.
-Perspectives 2023, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. March 2 – April 15, 2023.
Stitched Painting, Textile Art Quilt, Contemporary Jean Judd, Wall , Original Mixed Media, Landscape Mixed Media