31jm Simple Abundances, Judy Mulford
gourd, waxed linen, photo transfers, antique buttons,, hematite beads, beads, fine silver, polymer, 9” x 13” x 13”, 1998
28jm Together Forever, Judy Mulford, mixed Media, 19.5" x 18.5" x 10", 2012, $15,000
27jm Love Birds, Judy Mulford, gourds, waxed linen, beads, polymer, paint, journal, working drawing and looping, 14" x 12" x 12", 2011, $8,500
25jm Plan Your Parenthood/Overpopulation, Judy Mulford, waxed linen, polyform, antique mother of pearl buttons, beads, pins, gesso, knitting needle, gourds, rock, wooden doll chairs, 22" x 7.5" x 8", 56cm x 18.5cm x 20.25cm, 2009, $16,000
24jm Help, Judy Mulford, waxed linen, buttons, beads, babies & bullet casings, 23" x 11" x 9.5" 2005, $15,000
22jm Aging-By the Sea, Judy Mulford, shell, waxed linen, waxed linen, silver, beads, pearls, solver spoon, sand, plexiglas, 11" x 11" x 10", 2004, $9,000
20jm The Empty Nest -Moving On, Judy Mulford, gourd, waxed linen, knitting needles, 12" x 14" x 7.5", 2000, $7,000
19jm Its a Small World Isn't it?, Judy Mulford
gourd, waxed linen, fine silver, antique buttons, Japanese coins, beads and antique necklace from Kyoto flea market, pearls from Komodo Island, photo transfers, pounded tin can lids, Peruvian beads, paper, dye, paint; knotting and looping
13" x 13" x 16.5", 2003
THE WORLD-OCEANIA-ANTARCTICA-ASIA-EUROPE-AFRICA-NORTH AMERICA-SOUTH AMERICA
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin (Basketworks: The Cotsen Contemporary Basket Collection); Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe; Midland Center of the Arts, Michigan; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; (Craft in America: Expanding Tradition, traveling exhibition); The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., (Private Pleasures: Collecting Contemporary Art); Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California; Szombathely, Hungary (12th International Biennial of Tapestry); Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon.
19jm Detail Its a Small world Isn't It?
Each piece I create becomes a container of conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings: a nest, a womb, a secret, a surprise or a giggle. And always, a feeling of being in touch with my female ancestral beginnings. My work is autobiographical, personal, graphic and narrative. Instead of clay for this format, I use gourds as a base to integrate my photo images, drawings, script and babies in pouches. The gourds are surrounded by knotless netting an ancient looping technique symbolic because it is also a buttonhole stitch historically rooted in the home.