Winter arrived yesterday. But after a cold and blustery walk along the dyke my heart warmed with excitement... ...there was a parcel waiting for pick up ...and it turned out to be a marvellous piece of Judy Martin's work that I am now thrilled to be the custodian of.
'Heart to Heart'
It is a piece with two sides and two titles.
Each side a poem in it's own right.
'Mother Canada' If you know how Judy works you know that it is heavily stitched... even the white snowy land around 'Mother Canada' is covered in stitched leaves of white.
If you know how Judy works...
you know that every stitch is a thoughtful meditation.
If you know Judy's world...
you can feel the caring embrace of her mother figure.
For me Judy is a major voice in Canadian art today.
For me she is a poet who writes her poems in stitch.
I know Judy loves this piece
and that there is a small piece of her within it's stitched textures.