I am fortunate to reside in Manitoulin, a large island in the great Lake Huron. Living in this quiet location encourages the daily study of the distant horizon line and the repetitive patterns that occur in the moving water. As well, cosmic phenomenon like the sun, moon, and the stars in the dark night sky are finding their way into my geometric artwork. To make my large scale contemporary art I often re-use textiles because of the memories they hold, reworking them into new geometric art in Manitoulin Island, Canada.
For over ten years, I have maintained Judy’s Journal, an online blog about my artistic journey of geometric art in Canada. Read by many people around the world, it is a gathering place for my own work and also the work of other artists.
I encourage you to visit the blog and find the link to the Manitoulin Circle Project, a four year project (2009 – 2013) that I led once a week in my local community on Manitoulin Island. Over 140 people participated in this project, and the resulting four large scale geometric hand stitched artworks now hang in permanent public view in the Little Current United Church on Manitoulin Island. These meditation panels are made with donated linen damask table cloths or wool blankets, as well as collected handmade doilies and new silk fabrics. All are hand stitched by myself and the participants.
Many other examples of my geometric textile art are spread throughout the many galleries.