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JEAN JUDD
Cushing, WisconsinMidwest - United States


Textile Art...Discover the Possibilities


Original Artworks (91)

Jean Judd; Stained Glass Mosaic 6, 2024, Original Mixed Media, 19.5 x 19.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Stained Glass Mosaic6 is the sixth piece in the series.  The series started in 2006 with the first four pieces being completed by mid- 2008.  Two of the artworks in the series sold immediately.  In December of 2023 I carved out some time to begin working on ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2024
19.5 x 19.8 inches (49.5 x 50.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Lace 8, 2024, Original Mixed Media, 43 x 32.4 inches. Artwork description: 241 Rusted Lace8 is the continuation of the ongoing Rusted Lace series.  The ground is a whole cloth textile that has been hand dyed using turquoise, fuchsia and yellow dyes in varying levels of intensity to create a smoky chartreuse.  Examining the piece from a distance and closely ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2024
43 x 32.4 inches (109.2 x 82.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Stained Glass Mosaic 5, 2024, Original Mixed Media, 19.8 x 19.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Stained Glass Mosaic 5 is the fifth piece in the series.  The series started in 2006 with the first four pieces being completed by mid- 2008.  Two of the artworks in the series sold immediately.  In December of 2023 I carved out some time to begin working ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2024
19.8 x 19.5 inches (50.3 x 49.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Prairie Leaf 2, 2023, Original Mixed Media, 43 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Prairie Leaf  2 is the second piece in a series that was inspired by a trip to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in July of 2021, and a visit to a 20- acre restoration prairie filled with plants and wildflowers. I harvested some of the leaves there that ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2023
43 x 16 inches (109.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Diamond 5 Binding What Matters, 2023, Original Mixed Media, 46 x 21.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 The 5th piece in the Diamond series features 60- degree diamonds that were formed from the leftover pieces of binding from eleven11artworks completed between 1998 and 2021.  Binding is the narrow aEURoeframingaEUR done on my textile artworks that is like a narrow frame around a painting.  The ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2023
46 x 21.5 inches (116.8 x 54.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Sound Waves 8 Flowing, 2023, Original Mixed Media, 43 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sound Waves  8: Flowing is moving away from the static graphic lines earlier in the series and morphing into abstract pools and splotches of color. Now the sound waves are flowing in tight mechanical waves like isobars shown on a weather map depicting wind speeds.  Turquoise, yellow, ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2023
43 x 18 inches (109.2 x 45.7 cm)
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Jean Judd; Marbled Windows 1, 2023, Original Mixed Media, 34.8 x 34 inches. Artwork description: 241 Marbled Windows134aEUR x 34. 75aEUR86. 5 x 89cmA(c) 2023 Jean M.  Judd Artists Rights Society New YorkHand Stitched Thread on Hand Marbled Textile Available for PurchaseThe Marbled Windows series was conceived in January of 2023, when I pulled out the eight panels from 2017 ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2023
34.8 x 34 inches (88.4 x 86.4 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 3 3, 2023, Original Mixed Media, 43.3 x 37.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 3. 3 continues the spiral design form in larger repeats than found in the earlier pieces of this series. Whole cloth construction with hand applied dyes from condiment bottles, created the ground for the artwork. Bright tones of yellow, fuchsia, purple, turquoise, and muted black ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2023
43.3 x 37.8 inches (110.0 x 96.0 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Lace 7, 2022, Original Mixed Media, 42.8 x 32.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Rusted Lace  7 is a continuation of the ongoing Rusted Lace series. The ground is a whole cloth textile that has been hand dyed using light turquoise and medium fuchsia. Examining the piece closely reveals crystal and ice- like shapes resulting from the dyeing process. Scientific iron ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2022
42.8 x 32.5 inches (108.7 x 82.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Blue Moon Rising, 2022, Original Mixed Media, 30.3 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241 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 ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2022
30.3 x 23 inches (77.0 x 58.4 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 3 2, 2022, Original Mixed Media, 38.5 x 43.7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 3. 2 continues the spiral design form in larger repeats than found in the earlier pieces of this series. Whole cloth construction with hand applied dyes from condiment bottles, created the ground for the artwork. Bright tones of yellow, purple, grey, turquoise, and black are ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2022
38.5 x 43.7 inches (97.8 x 111.0 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic 10, 2022, Original Mixed Media, 12.9 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241 The 10th piece in the Aged Psychedelic series continues my exploration of using the geared drawing tool, Wild Gears, for creating my hand stitched designs directly onto the artwork.  The airbrush paint colorations highlight orange, yellow, red, and a bit of blue.  Up close inspection reveals delicate ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2022
12.9 x 7 inches (32.8 x 17.8 cm)
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Jean Judd; Prairie Leaf 1, 2022, Original Mixed Media, 41.5 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Prairie Leaf1 is the first in a new series that was inspired by a trip to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and a visit to a 20- acre restoration prairie filled with plants and wildflowers.  I harvested some of the leaves that intrigued me and used the Compass ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2022
41.5 x 18 inches (105.4 x 45.7 cm)
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Jean Judd; Shield, 2022, Original Mixed Media, 32.8 x 25.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Shield is one of the early experimentations with transferring antique architectural ironwork onto textiles.  I used old ironwork pieces from a fence found at an architectural store in Minneapolis, Minnesota to create the rusted image onto the grey hand dyed background.  The dense hand stitched design done ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2022
32.8 x 25.8 inches (83.3 x 65.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic 9, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 14 x 16.3 inches. Artwork description: 241 The 9th piece in the Aged Psychedelic series continues my exploration of using the geared drawing tool, Wild Gears, for creating my hand stitched designs directly onto the artwork.  The airbrush paint colorations highlight orange, yellow, brown, and a bit of blue and green.  Up close inspection ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2021
14 x 16.3 inches (35.6 x 41.4 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 3 1, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 45.5 x 37.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 3. 1 continues the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the earlier pieces of this series.  Whole cloth construction with hand applied dyes from condiment bottles, created the ground for the artwork.  Bright tones of yellow, fuchsia, truffle brown, turquoise, and black are the ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2021
45.5 x 37.8 inches (115.6 x 96.0 cm)
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Jean Judd; Diamond 4, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 26.7 x 58 inches. Artwork description: 241 The fourth piece in this series, Diamond  4: Binding Them All Together, is constructed from the leftover scraps from the framing  binding  of artworks from 1998 through 2020. Pieced strips of scraps are cut into 60Ao diamond shapes and laid out with in a grid format with ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2021
26.7 x 58 inches (67.8 x 147.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 8, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 17.3 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Aged Psychedelic8 continues my exploration of using the geared drawing tool, Wild Gears, for creating my hand stitched designs directly onto the artwork.  The airbrush paint colorations feature red, orange, yellow, green, and a bit of blue.  Up close inspection reveals delicate changes in color in the ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2021
17.3 x 14 inches (43.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Fractured Gello 3, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 65.3 x 48.3 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fractured Gello3 Autumn to Winter is a continuation of the Fractured aEUR~Gello series referencing the underlying traditional needlepoint embroidery and quilting pattern, called Bargello.  The Bargello name originates from the Bargello Palace1255 , now an art museum, in Florence, Italy where chairs were discovered with a aEURoeflame stitchaEUR ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2021
65.3 x 48.3 inches (165.9 x 122.7 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 7, 2021, Original Mixed Media, 16 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Aged Psychedelic7 continues my exploration of using the geared drawing tool, Wild Gears, for designing my hand stitched designs directly onto the artwork.  The airbrush paint colorations feature red, yellow, grey, and blue.  Up close inspection reveals delicate changes in color in the marbled ground.  The hand ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2021
16 x 14 inches (40.6 x 35.6 cm)
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Artist Videos

Stained Glass Mosaic 6
Rusted Lace 8
Stained Glass Mosaic 5
Prairie Leaf 2
Diamond 5 Binding What Matters
Sound Waves 8 Flowing


Artist Statement

Every quilt tells a story and every quilt is unique. The common factor in all quilts is that fabric and thread are used to create a piece of art. To many viewers, cutting up perfectly good pieces of fabric into little pieces and then sewing them together again into a totally different looking piece of fabric, is unbelievable.

Who would want to do this day in and day out The dedicated quilt artist and fabric collector I have always enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together and the same person who enjoys jigsaw puzzles discovering a finished masterpiece constructed of hundreds or even thousands of little pieces is drawn to the magic of quilt design. Each quilt design is a puzzle waiting to be put together. The design starts in the quilt artists mind and is eventually transferred into reality with the final stitch in the quilt.

Many times the original design is nothing like the finished quilt but this just adds to the excitement and the design potential for the next quilt design. What starts in the mind is often transformed into a bigger, better and more dramatic finished quilt than the artist ever imagined. I prefer to make my own quilts from my own designs and not copy what someone else has already done.

Most of my pieces are one-of-kind quilts that I cant even duplicate as they are constructed one block at a time and each block is different. Each quilt is quilted by hand and the quilting design is developed as the quilting is being done. Each piece is also hand bound.

Some may have a similar theme or starting point but change from there. An example would be the on-going series featuring hand worked Cross Stitch designs used as the center medallions for each piece. I also like utilizing the old quilt blocks from the early 1900s. Blocks that have 65 pieces in each one are a particular favorite of mine. My current series now is based on the Wyoming Valley block from the 1930s. It is the only block in 3 of my quilts and is also used in a 4th as the border around a center medallion. I have 2 more quilt designs just waiting to be constructed using this same block in full size quilts.

Designing quilts is a never ending process and more are just waiting to be set into fabric. The journey continues.
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