Judy K. Dethmers

Like a scientist studying fossils, I explore the history of a human being by the intense observation of their skin.  I believe that the ebb and flow of our emotions, over time, forms our textures, scars, wrinkles, and spots.  By pairing the face or figure of older individuals with imaginary fabric, I weave together hybrids that combine the warp and weft of both textile and skin.  I require the handmade coverings I create to demonstrate growth, revision, ravel, and repair.

My favorite technique resonates with my subject, as it is achieved through the slow build up of multiple layers. Imitating the cyclic nature of growth and decay, I employ both additive and subtractive manipulations using Prismacolor pencils, solvents, erasers, brushes, and cloths. Deep within the layers, light refraction is encouraged by the unique translucency of the Mylar surface.

 

 

 





Glory Days
prismacolor pencils on mylar
58 x 42 inches
SOLD



Butterfly
prismacolor pencils on mylar
25.5 x 40 inches

please inquire


Rivers Rising
prismacolor pencils on mylar

please inquire



 

 


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