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Abstract Cloth Series

This is a series of contemporary artwork started in 2010 featuring whole cloth hand dyed fabrics created in the wet studio of textile artist Jean M. Judd. This series started with banded cloth in the Sound Waves series (scroll further down the page). It then progressed into the Abstract Textures series which features hand painted artworks using the same dyes used in the Sound Waves series.

The Abstract Textures pieces are referred to as "hand stitched paintings" by collectors and gallerists alike. Another series of textile artworks that could also be included in this area are the Contaminated Water series. Each piece is hand stitched with a unique design that is both physically and visually textural. They are available for purchase directly from the artist by selecting the Acquire link by the desired artwork, or going to Amazon Handmade and purchasing through their system.

A new direction starting in 2011 began with this series of textile artworks, Abstract Textures, when I began to paint with dye using foam brushes. Here is a Process image just after the dye was applied to the base fabric. These abstract, whole cloth pieces are then densely hand stitched to add visual as well as physical texture using a swirled or wave-like design. Detail images of the stitching can be seen here and here.

Each artwork is designed to be hung in either a vertical or horizontal orientation which gives it great versatility in display options as well as changes the dynamic of the piece each time it is rotated.  Orient 2Orient 3Orient 4.

Abstract Textures 1.1 - (c) 2011-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Painted Textile - 27" x 41.75" (69 x 107cm) - $5,750

The back of the artwork shows the incorporated hanging system that just needs the accompanying wood slat inserted and it is ready to hang. A detail image showing the stitching on the back of the quilt can be seen here. A short YouTube video discussing the process in creating Abstract Textures 1.1 can be viewed online.  Acquire

Abstract Textures 1.2 (c)2014, Jean M. Judd NSA, Textile Artist & Author Abstract Textures 1.2 is the second completed piece for the series of textile artworks, Abstract Textures, when I began to paint with dye using foam brushes to create my canvas for stitching. Here is a Process image just after the dye was applied to the base fabric in June of 2011. These abstract, whole cloth pieces are then densely hand stitched to add visual as well as physical texture using a swirled or wave-like design. This design creates movement into and out of the artwork. Detail images of the stitching can be seen here and here.

Each artwork is designed to be hung in either a vertical or horizontal orientation which gives it great versatility in display options as well as changes the dynamic of the piece each time it is rotated.  Orient 2Orient 3Orient 4

Abstract Textures 1.2 - (c) 2011-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Painted Textile - 34" x 42" (86 x 107cm) - $6,775

The back of the artwork shows the incorporated hanging system that just needs the accompanying wood slat inserted and it is ready to hang from any gallery system or with just two nails. Detail images showing the stitching on the back of the quilt can be seen here. A brief video about the artwork can be viewed on YouTube.
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Abstract Textures 1.3 (c)2011-2014, Jean M. Judd NSA, Textile Artist & Author Abstract Textures 1.3 is the third completed piece for the series of textile artworks, Abstract Textures. This series is where I first began to experiment using a “paint with dye” format. I used foam brushes to create my canvas for textural hand stitching. Here is a Process image just after the dye was applied to the base fabric in June of 2011. These abstract, whole cloth pieces are then densely hand quilted to add visual as well as physical texture using a swirled or wave-like design. This design creates movement and flow into and out of the artwork. Detail images of the stitching can be seen here and here.  Images of the back.
Each artwork is designed to be hung in either a vertical or horizontal orientation which gives it great versatility in display options as well as changes the dynamic of the piece each time it is rotated.  Orient 2Orient 3Orient 4.   

Abstract Textures 1.3 - (c) 2011-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Painted Textile - 34.25" x 42" (86 x 107cm) - $7,300

The back of the artwork shows the incorporated hanging system that just needs the accompanying wood slat inserted and it is ready to hang from any gallery system or with just two nails. Detail images showing the stitching on the back of the quilt can be seen here. A brief video about the artwork can be viewed on YouTube.   Acquire

Abstract Textures 1.4 (c)2011-2014 Jean M. Judd NSA, Textile Artist & Author Abstract Textures 1.4 continues the undulating spiral and wave forms found in the first three pieces of the series. Orange, fuchsia and black are the predominant colors until you get up close and then you see bits of lemon yellow and green as well. Whole cloth construction with hand brushed dyes created the basis for the artwork. Dense hand stitching created the visual and physical texture that is evident even in the photography. . This design creates movement and flow into and out of the artwork. This series is where I first began to experiment using a “paint with dye” format. I used foam brushes to create my canvas for textural hand stitching. Detail images of the stitching can be seen here and here

Abstract Textures 1.4 - (c) 2011-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Painted Textile - 34.5" x 42.5" (86 x 107cm) - $7,000

Installation of this piece can be in either a vertical or horizontal orientation which really opens up the display options for this work. Merging this artwork with any or all of the other pieces in the series creates a very interesting contemporary artwork with infinite shape possibilities.   Orient 2Orient 3Orient 4.
The back of the artwork shows the incorporated hanging system that just needs the accompanying wood slat inserted and it is ready to hang from any gallery system or with just two nails. Detail image showing the stitching on the back of the quilt can be seen here. A brief video about the artwork can be viewed on YouTubeAcquire

Abstract Textures 2.1 (c)2014-2017 by Jean M. Judd, N.S.A.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 bits of purple, orange, and green as well. Whole cloth construction with hand brushed dyes created the base of the piece.

Dense hand stitching, shown here, creates the visual and physical texture that is evident even in the photography. An image of the back of the artwork can be seen here and one of the stitching is shown here.

Installation of this piece can be in either a vertical or horizontal orientation which really opens up the display options for this work. Merging this artwork with any or all of the other pieces in the series creates a very interesting contemporary artwork with infinite unique shape possibilities. A brief video about the artwork can be viewed on YouTubeAcquire

Abstract Textures 2.1 - (c) 2014-2017 – Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Painted Textile – 37.75" x 43.75" (94 x 111cm) - $7,600

Sound Waves #1 (2010), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistSound Waves #1 is the first one using my banded, hand dyed fabric. The piece can be displayed in any orientation as can be seen in the detail image links provided here. Back     The process of making the banded fabric is very freeing as there isn’t much control of how the dye flows once it hits the fabric. Each consecutive piece will be different and may not fit in with the first pieces.

I have hand stitched this piece in not quite as dense of a pattern as I normally do. The stitching recedes more in this piece since I used light blue thread for the hand stitching. Detail  This is to reflect the “wave” aspect of the textile piece and to let the dye design be the focal point. When viewed horizontally, the piece looks like sound waves from an oscilloscope. It reminded me of the term white noise with more of the back visible in this piece.

Orientation 1 shows the piece as I think it displays best. Each client has their own vision and that is why I purposely am developing work that can be hung in more than one orientation. This makes the artwork more versatile and can easily fit into different sized areas without a major revision.

Orientation 2 is the main image to the left. Orientation 3 shows the piece in a reverse direction from Orientation 1.

Acquire      Exhibition History

 Sound Waves #1 - (c) 2009-2010 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Dyed Textile - 18" x 43" (45.75 x 109cm) - $2,000

Sound Waves #2 (White Noise) (2010), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis is the second art quilt using my banded, hand dyed fabric. The piece can be displayed in any orientation as can be seen in the detail image links provided here. Back   The process of making the banded fabric is very freeing. Same colors were used in this piece as in Sound Waves #1 above.Such a different feel to the piece and yellow stands out much more in this piece. Each consecutive piece will be different and may not fit in with the first pieces.

I have hand stitched this piece in not quite as dense of a pattern as I normally do. This piece has Cabarnet Red used for the hand stitching.  Detail  

This is to reflect the “wave” aspect of the textile piece and to let the dye design be the focal point. When viewed horizontally, the piece looks like sound waves from an oscilloscope. It reminded me of the term white noise with more of the back visible in this piece.                 
                                           Orientation 1 shows the piece as I think it displays best. Each client has their own vision and that is why I purposely am developing work that can be hung in more than one orientation. This makes the artwork more versatile and can easily fit into different sized areas without a major revision.

Orientation 2 is the main image to the left. Orientation 3 shows the piece in a reverse direction from Orientation 1.

Acquire       Exhibition History

 Sound Waves #2 (White Noise) - (c) 2009-2010 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Dyed Textile - 19.75" x 42" (50 x 107cm) - $2,200


Sound Waves #3 Ionosphere - (c) 2015-2016 - Hand Stitched Thread on Hand Dyed Textile - 13.25" x 43.25" (34 x 110cm) - $2,100

This is the third piece in the continuing Sound Waves series. This piece continues the ebb and flow of waves that initially sparked this series. The Ionosphere is the portion of the atmosphere between 31 miles and 250 miles from the surface of the earth. It contains gases that have been ionized by ultraviolet rays and x-rays from the sun. The resulting charged particles are found concentrated in different regions and refract radio waves back toward the earth’s surface. This permits radio transmission of messages from around the world and what makes our global communication possible with our simple cellphones.

The detail image of the back of the artwork shows the extensive stitching at its best. A close-up image of the front of the work shows the delicate mix of color and hue from the dye choices and the shadow play created by the stitching. For a brief video discussing the artistic process, visit YouTube.

Once again, the artwork is designed to be displayed in either a vertical or horizontal orientation which gives the work a new appearance with each change in display. Orient 2. Orient 3. Orient 4. Acquire


If you have a specific space you are interested in filling with contemporary textile art, please send me via email jean@jeanjudd.com a high resolution image of your space. Include the title of the artworks you are interested in and I can easily email you back various images showing how the artwork will look in that space. Many of my pieces can be displayed in both vertical and horizontal orientations so this will really give a great vision of how wonderful and exciting the work will look in your specific space.