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



Original Artworks (60)

Jean Judd; Crushed Grapes, 2019, Original Mixed Media, 43 x 24.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 Crushed Grapes is the latest piece from the Architectural Old Iron series. Rust pigmentation from antique architectural iron work and a found tractor wheel creates the basis for this artwork on a pale green hand dyed ground.Dense hand stitching echoing the rusted images, enhances the piece ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2019
43 x 24.5 inches (109.2 x 62.2 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Lace No 6, 2019, Original Mixed Media, 42.5 x 53 inches. Artwork description: 241 Rusted Lace6 is a continuation of the ongoing Rusted Lace series.  The ground is a whole cloth textile that has been hand dyed using turquoise and fuchsia.  Scientific iron filings and butcher paper were used to rust the unique design onto the ground.  Dense hand stitching in ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2019
42.5 x 53 inches (108.0 x 134.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 2 2, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 37.5 x 44 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 2. 2 continues the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the earlier pieces of the series.  Yellow, fuchsia, turquoise, and black are the predominant colors until viewed up close, and then you see bits of purple, orange, grey, and green as well.  Whole cloth ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2018
37.5 x 44 inches (95.2 x 111.8 cm)
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Jean Judd; Sound Waves 5 Reverberation, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 43.5 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sound Waves  5: Reverberation moves away from the static graphic lines earlier in the series. Mysterious images emerge from the fuchsia resembling human or animal figures and fossils. Turquoise and fuchsia are the predominate colors in this piece. Muted versions of other colors float and merge within ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2018
43.5 x 19 inches (110.5 x 48.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Sound Waves 4 Red Line, 2018, Original Textile, 43.5 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sound Waves  4: Red Line references back to the first two pieces in the series, with the graphic lines and references to oscilloscopes and seismograph printouts. Yellow and black are the predominate colors in this piece with the dynamic addition of a dark, bold red. Muted versions ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2018
43.5 x 19 inches (110.5 x 48.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Contaminated Water 10 Ref..., 2018, Original Mixed Media, 43 x 32.7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Contaminated Water 10 Reflections is the latest addition to the Contaminated Water series. Rust pigmentation from copper wire and scientific iron filings creates the minimalist reflections on the blue ground. The shimmering effect of sunlight is achieved through the dye placement and tonal coloration shifts along with ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2018
43 x 32.7 inches (109.2 x 83.1 cm)
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Jean Judd; Fractured Gello 5, 2018, Original Textile, 48 x 61.2 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fractured Gello5 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 embroidery pattern.The ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2018
48 x 61.2 inches (121.9 x 155.4 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 2 1, 2017, Original Textile, 43.7 x 37.7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract Textures 2. 1 continues the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the first four pieces of the series. Yellow, fuchsia, turquoise, and black are the predominant colors until viewed up close, and then you see bits of purple, orange, and green as well. Whole cloth ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2017
43.7 x 37.7 inches (111.0 x 95.8 cm)
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Jean Judd; Contaminated Water 9, 2017, Original Textile, 33.2 x 42.2 inches. Artwork description: 241 After a three- year hiatus in this series, Contaminated Water9 Through the Ice, becomes to fruition. As with the first piece in this series, there is no rust pigmentation on this piece. I was pondering what the next step should be in this series, and since it ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2017
33.2 x 42.2 inches (84.3 x 107.2 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Lace 5, 2017, Original Textile, 42.2 x 32.7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Rusted Lace5 is a continuation of the Rusted Lace series. The ground was created in 2011 using dye and rust pigmentation created by using scientific iron filings. The sculptural hand stitching was applied in 2017and then framed. The color nuances in the artwork are evident on personal ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2017
42.2 x 32.7 inches (107.2 x 83.1 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Snowflakes, 2017, Original Textile, 30.8 x 19.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 The rust pigmentation was completed on this piece in May of 2010. My initial reaction was that it was not successful. I added the star framing and set it aside in my pile of artworks waiting for hand stitching. I bypassed this piece for several years as ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2017
30.8 x 19.8 inches (78.2 x 50.3 cm)
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Jean Judd; Sound Waves 3 Ionosphere, 2016, Original Textile, 43.2 x 13.2 inches. Artwork description: 241  This piece continues the ebb and flow of waves that sparked this series. The Ionosphere is the portion of the atmosphere between 31 miles and 250 miles from the surface of the earth. It contains gases that have been ionized by ultraviolet rays and x- rays from ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2016
43.2 x 13.2 inches (109.7 x 33.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Vines And Hinges, 2016, Original Textile, 24.5 x 27.7 inches. Artwork description: 241  Rusted Vines and Hinges is a continuation of the experimentation of using architectural ironwork to create surface design for textile wall art. Antique wrought ironwork, iron and brass hinges from the 1800s are utilized in creating the images on this heavily hand stitched artwork. The brass hinge ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2016
24.5 x 27.7 inches (62.2 x 70.4 cm)
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Jean Judd; Fractured Gello 2, 2016, Original Textile, 52.2 x 54.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  After a long hiatus from this series, completion of Fractured aEUR~Gello 2 brings this series back into the recent arena of completed artworks. Constructing the ground and fracturing the piece was the smoothest part of the entire process in 2009. Developing the intricate hand stitching design took ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2016
52.2 x 54.5 inches (132.6 x 138.4 cm)
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Jean Judd; Shadow Of The Past, 2015, Original Textile, 25.7 x 42.7 inches. Artwork description: 241  Shadow of the Past has required a longer than usual completion window. This piece was begun in 2009 as my first experiment in using i? 1/2old ironi? 1/2 that I scavenged from the woods around my studio. I used a shroud from a tractori? 1/2s radiator and a brake ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2015
25.7 x 42.7 inches (65.3 x 108.5 cm)
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Jean Judd; Moon Shadow, 2015, Original Textile, 41.3 x 24.7 inches. Artwork description: 241  The white and blue moons were design elements from the start and I would move them around the artwork from time to time. The addition of the river didni? 1/2t come about until October of 2014. The textural hand stitching design which gives the piece visual as ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2015
41.3 x 24.7 inches (104.9 x 62.7 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Lace 4, 2014, Original Textile, 43 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  The fourth addition to the Rusted Lace series of textile artworks, Rusted Lace # 4, continues the pattern of having two pieces created from a similar hand dyed coloration ( in this case a burnt orange) . The repeating graphic design is created using scientific iron filings during the base ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2014
43 x 16 inches (109.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Rusted Lace 3, 2014, Original Textile, 43 x 16.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  Rusted Lace # 3 continues the exploration of scientific iron filings on hand dyed fabric to create lacy looking pieces in the Rusted Lace series. Various values of orange are the predominant colors in this particular art quilt. Whole cloth construction with Proxion dyes created the basis for ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2014
43 x 16.5 inches (109.2 x 41.9 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 1,4, 2014, Original Textile, 42.5 x 34.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  Abstract Textures 1. 4 continues the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the first three pieces of the series. Orange, fuchsia and black are the predominant colors until you get up close and then you see bits of lemon yellow and green as well. Whole cloth ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2014
42.5 x 34.5 inches (108.0 x 87.6 cm)
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Jean Judd; Abstract Textures 1,3, 2014, Original Textile, 42 x 34.2 inches. Artwork description: 241  Abstract Textures 1. 3 is the third completed piece for the series of textile artworks, Abstract Textures. This series is where I first began to experiment using a i? 1/2paint with dyei? 1/2 format. I used foam brushes to create my canvas for textural hand stitching. These abstract, whole ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2014
42 x 34.2 inches (106.7 x 86.9 cm)
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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 artistís 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 canít 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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