This textile artwork has been a long time in the design and construction process. It was started in 2002 and just completed in August of 2010. The art quilt is done entirely by hand. The tan oval is hand appliquéd to the cherub background. The angel form is densely hand quilted and the intricate radiating lines and the abstract swirls in the cherub background are also done entirely by hand.
The full extent of the hand quilting can be seen here in the image of the back of the art quilt as well as in the detail image of the angel’s head here. Some of the abstract swirl can be seen in this detail image here.
The format of the piece is reminiscent of iconography created for Byzantine and Orthodox Christian traditions from the 17th century forward.
The artwork is available for purchase here.
Current & Recent Exhibitions:
-Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild Show, Siren, WI: October 9-10, 2010.
Current & Recent Publications:
--Featured on the Empty Easel blog under the Featured Artist section. Jean Judd: Intricate, Symbolic Textile Art.