04 August 2008

“Gūo-Guo”







A Visual Anthology™




about a boy,



his culture



and his desire to bring honour



to his family



This artwork was created exclusively for my Art and Soul Canada Workshop.




It has been a very complex piece to create.




It has been over a month in the making.




However complex it was to create,




The intent is to demonstrate
the many and varied ways
to create a piece of art




with one photo





and some found objects.







Sometimes in order to create something very simple to do in a workshop
can actually be very complex in the making – I wanted this piece to reflect that.



There are books


within books




Pieces



within pieces.





Some hidden mysteries only to be revealed to those taking the workshop.


I am recovering from surgery last week and yesterday so I will upload the full piece as soon as I feel ok.

For now enjoy some images.
xo

40 comments:

Julie H said...

Wow Judy, just when I think I would spot your artwork at 20 paces you take a major shift and stun me again. What lucky students in your class - hopefully afterwards we will be able to see more of the secrets.

Wishing you healing too!

MizCarla said...

Lovely lovely lovely! I hope you are feeling better soon sweet gal!

xoxs

vivian said...

beautiful.. thank you for sharing, what an awesome workshop this will be.. wishing you strength to recover..

Suzan Buckner said...

Hope you have a speedy recovery, and I hope it wasn't anything too serious!!Hugs!
Suzan

Teresa said...

Oh I hate to hear you're not feeling 100%. Hope your recovery is speedy.

Jen Crossley said...

You have done it again Ms Judy ,this is a stunning piece again I know it was trying at times but you have really pulled it off Congrats
Jen

Sharon said...

I just don't know how you do it. You make this look like it has been around for hundeds of years. So beautiful. Wishing you well.

Sue said...

get well soon Judy. What a beautiful piece, thank you for sharing.

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

what a beautiful piece ~ layered history...hope your road to recovery is smooth.
xo heather

redness said...

Beautiful, sensitive art just like you. Get well with haste Judy. xo

MB Shaw said...

Judy, I love this, it is so fluid and I know that sounds like a strange comment, but that is what struck me. Very nice.
Feel better soon :-)

Sam Marshall said...

Soooo beautiful.
XXXXXX

stephanie t. said...

Breathtaking...i love the layers within layers...like unwrapping ancient hidden treasures...so mystical

Now that you've taken our breath away...no more 'puter for you! Go rest!

Kim S. Owens said...

Judy,
First, I hope you feel well very soon - you are in my thoughts!!
Second, I cannot wait to be your student at A & S in Portland. I am taking all three of your classes - what a privilege :-))

Get plenty of rest ----

Lissy said...

More fascinating looking work Judy... hope you are feeling lots better soon :)

Judy Wise said...

I especially love the bound pages with the fabric with raw edges and the last page with the twisted wire. Your ideas just astonish - wonderful, new, original and inspiring. You are a powerhouse.

Sam I Am said...

great pictures!!!!
hope you are feeling better..

sandy

abbymaya said...

Really lovely. I hope you feel better soon.

azirca said...

Gosh woman, you never fail to astound and inspire, absolutely beautiful work.
The people who are attending your classes are in for a real treat.

I wish you a speedy recovery and send you healing vibes from across the ocean.
hugs
xo

seth said...

Just when I think there is no possible way to top what you have already done...you go ahead and top it! Extraordinary. As ususal, words cannot quite describe. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a lot of rest!

Studio Panorama said...

I wish you well.

Art and Soul CANADA??? Tell me more please. Why have i not heard of this yet? Where in Canada????

Pilar said...

Judy:

Once again, another hit! I can not wait to see more pictures. I am sending you healing energy and prayers. Be well, my friend.xoxoxoxoxopip

Lani Gerity said...

This is SO inspiring!!!
Feel better really soon!

Ro Bruhn said...

When you told me about it over the phone, I never imagined this. Where do you even begin? This is fabulous Judy, just amazing, it makes you want to delve deeper into the folds.

Karen Cole said...

It's all in the details. You have so many beautiful ones here. I will have to come back and look.......many, many, times.

I feel a road trip to Canada coming.

gina armfield said...

this takes my breath away literally - I am overwhelmed with emotion - this piece belongs in a museum - you out did yourself sister

Anonymous said...

Seeing your work is a view of your heart laid right out there for us to view. There are never words to say how your work affects me. I am working in crayons and a coloring book still compared to your work.
Healing thoughts.
Nancy A.

Steph said...

Hope you are getting better ! This piece is amazing ... love it ! Lucky students!

gaby said...

Again a stunning work.I love all this details.

I have posted a page from a book I'm working on. It's about my mother.
If you have some time take a look and a comment.
http://gaby-cajubrasil.blogspot.com/2008/08/heimat-book.html
Thanks.

gaby said...

Me again.
I hope you are feeling better from your surgery.
xoxo

Robyn said...

Love all the layers, the details and the frayed edges. It seems you leave a piece of your heart in each artwork. Get better soon Judy.

Phoenix in NM said...

Beyond beautiful, Judy! Your work amazes me. The compassion and thought that go into your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Robin

Carmi said...

Judy, I have looked at the images over and over. The entire class concept is just so fantastic. I think I would take the class just so I could spend time going through the class "sample." Sample is such a small word. Your class "piece" perhaps sounds better. Canada is positively stunning at that time of the year.

Karen Owen said...

Judy, this is truly amazing! The photos are so enticing - they make me want to hold it in my hands and examine every detail. I'm counting the days until the class in Portland!

Ottilias Veranda said...

Wow!!! You always amaze me with Your art!! I just popped in to tell You that You can collect a Blog reward on my blog from little me! Take it as an expression of my admiration of Your beautiful work! (I´d thought I´d better give one to Michael aswell!)

Liisa

BloggingQueen said...

Brilliant, you are. It's right there in my most recent blog post and everything. Man, I'll so miss you at Art & Soul Portland...

Lynn said...

"T'e bree ah" Judy. Be well.

Your art astounds...
Your art awes...
Your art inspires...
Your art marvels...
Your art amazes...
Your art is so unique
even with your detailed sharing of it
I think no one
can come close
to repeating
what you do so well.

lindaharre said...

What surgery? Are you O.K.? I can not explain what I would give to be in one of your classes.....you are sooo special:D hugs, Linda

Greenby Nature said...

Truly awe inspiring. You have captured the essence of the East by the materials you have carefully selected.

WONDERFUL!!!

Gunnels blog said...

very beautiful! thanks for sharing