Photograph of Artist JEAN JUDD
JEAN JUDD
Cushing, WisconsinMidwest - United States


Textile Art...Discover the Possibilities


Original Artworks (83)

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 Leaf  1 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 ...
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 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 Gello  3: 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 Palace  1255 , now an art museum, in Florence, Italy where chairs were discovered with a aEURoe...
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 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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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 6, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 17 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Aged Psychedelic 6 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 olive green, yellow, grey, and blue.  Up close inspection reveals delicate changes in color in the marbled ground.  ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 2 4, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 43.6 x 38 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 2. 4 expands the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the earlier pieces of the series with double centers that feel like aEURoeeyesaEUR looking back at the viewer.  Whole cloth construction with hand brushed dyes in broad, expressive strokes, created the basis for the ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
43.6 x 38 inches (110.7 x 96.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 5, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 17 x 13.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Aged Psychedelic series is the beginning of my exploration of transferring the marbling process to textiles.  This series of ten pieces uses airbrush paint as the dye to create the marbled surface design.  I have found that the airbrush paint changes the hand of the textile ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
17 x 13.8 inches (43.2 x 35.1 cm)
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Jean Judd; Sound Waves 7 Pulse, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 43.5 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sound Waves7 Pulse is moving away from the static graphic lines earlier in the series and morphing into abstractions of pulsations.  This piece references sonar which is used to identify an object using sound waves.  The sound waves create an aEURoeechoaEUR that can be read as pulses ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
43.5 x 19 inches (110.5 x 48.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 4, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 16.6 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 Aged Psychedelic4 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 are visually bold and the hand stitched design both comes forward and recesses into the marbled background.  I am excited ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
16.6 x 14 inches (42.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 2 3, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 43 x 38 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 2. 3 continues the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the earlier pieces of the series.  Whole cloth construction with hand brushed dyes in broad, expressive strokes, created the basis for the artwork.  Grayed tones of yellow, fuchsia, turquoise, and black are the predominant ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
43 x 38 inches (109.2 x 96.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 3, 2020, Original Mixed Media, 16.7 x 13.6 inches. Artwork description: 241 Aged Psychedelic 3 continues my exploration of using the geared drawing tool, Wild Gears, for designing my hand stitched designs directly on the artwork.  The colorations are visually bold in this artwork with bright orange and yellow, highlighted by a splash of vibrant red and a few ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2020
16.7 x 13.6 inches (42.4 x 34.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic No 2, 2019, Original Mixed Media, 17.3 x 13.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Aged Psychedelic 2 continues my exploration of using the geared drawing tool, Wild Gears, for designing my hand stitched designs directly on the artwork.  The colorations are much more subtle and muted in this artwork and the stitching design is more prominent.  The detail image of the ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2019
17.3 x 13.8 inches (43.9 x 35.1 cm)
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Artist Videos

Rusted Lace 7
Blue Moon Rising
Abstract Textures 3 2
Aged Psychedelic 10
Prairie Leaf 1
Diamond 1 Layered Formation


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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