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Judith Roderick: “Rainscapes”
Featured Artist Exhibition --June 29 – August 1, 2021
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 10, 1-4 pm
The expansiveness of the sky, the sudden storms becoming Rainscapes above the countless layers of land between us and the horizon, make up our world. Judith’s Silk Art Quilts artfully depict the beauty of our high desert surroundings.
“I have lived in and loved the Southwest landscape since 1975. I have enjoyed driving through it, hiking and camping in it, and it has long been an inspiration for my art: photographs and sketches, lithographs and block prints, watercolor and acrylic paintings, and decades of work on fiber, wax and dyes on cotton and painting on silk. I never tire of marveling at it, enjoying and depicting it.”
“The two Rainscape quilts in the exhibit were inspired by Plein Aire watercolor paintings done long ago. I loved figuring out how to use silk to depict the sudden storms that we seldom see, but vividly remember in our mind’s eye. One quilt in the show is a print on silk of a lithograph I drew and printed in 1980! The other landscapes are of our much more common, but always beautiful, huge, expansive blue skies, hoping and waiting for rain.”