Monday, December 3, 2007

Spotlight: Judy Wilkenfeld

Judy Wilkenfeld is an artist from Sydney, Australia. Her blog, Red Velvet, is a daily read and an inspiration. By all accounts, she is an extremely creative, gifted, and generous person. Judy makes Visual Anthologies, which document life and which have to be seen to be fully appreciated. Her mixed media works are like no other and have an abundance of layers and depth, both visually and emotionally.

Judy created an amazing work of art called "Numbers" in honor of a friend's late father, a Holocaust survivor, and his wife, who is unofficially the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. Their story is detailed in multiple posts (start here, here and here) on Judy's blog. The end result is indescribable in words and an extremely moving piece of art. Each and every object that went into this three panel, mixed media work has meaning. I have included a few photos below that show select details, but a visit to Red Velvet is necessary to grasp the significance of this work.

Judy has completed another Visual Anthology entitled "of elephants and dreams." This is a book that I would love to see (and touch) in person. As she said, the book is of "mammoth" proportions. The following images give an indication of what an amazing, unique, and special book this is.

Finally, Judy has recently posted a preview of her newest work, which as you can see in the images below, looks to be as amazing as her other pieces. She tells me that it will be about a month before all is revealed. It will be well worth the wait!


azirca said...

I agree, Judy is certainly a very talented woman. Her work is so full of depth, it really touches the heart, mind and soul.

Judy said...

Thanks for the spotlight, I am so humbled by you posting such a nice post -thanks so so much.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I am blown away!!!!!!!

Griselda said...

Judy, your work is so moving... what a great artist you are.