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



Original Artworks (69)

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 Psychedelic3 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 streaks ...
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 Psychedelic2 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 back ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2019
17.3 x 13.8 inches (43.9 x 35.1 cm)
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Jean Judd; Aged Psychedelic 1, 2019, Original Mixed Media, 17.5 x 13.8 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Aged Psychedelic series is the beginning of my exploration of transferring the marbling process to textiles. All of these pieces are small compared to the majority of my work. This series of ten pieces uses airbrush paint as the dye to create the marbled surface design. ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2019
17.5 x 13.8 inches (44.5 x 35.1 cm)
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Jean Judd; Sound Waves 6 Blue Line, 2019, Original Textile, 43.7 x 19.2 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sound Waves  6: Blue Line is moving away from the static graphic lines earlier in the series. Leaf- like images emerge along with bursts of abstract forms. Teal, yellows and splashes of fuchsia are the predominate colors in this piece. Muted versions of other colors float and ...
Jean Judd
Original Textile, 2019
43.7 x 19.2 inches (111.0 x 48.8 cm)
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Jean Judd; Twirling Leaves 3, 2019, Original Mixed Media, 50 x 55.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 This artwork is the third piece in the Twirling Leaves series. Its design is based on the TiltaEURtmn Whirl block pattern. The art quilt is machine pieced, hand quilted, and hand bound. Commercial fabrics were used in the textile artwork with some of them dating back ...
Jean Judd
Original Mixed Media, 2019
50 x 55.5 inches (127.0 x 141.0 cm)
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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 Waves5 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 the ...
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 Waves4 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 of ...
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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Artist Videos

Aged Psychedelic No 5
Sound Waves 7 Pulse
Contaminated Water No 1
Contaminated Water No 2 Pond Scum
Contaminated Water No 3 Sludge
Contaminated Water No 4 Through the Fence


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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