My work as a painter communicates human-environment connectivity. I employ ancient, arcane processes involving the pulverization of natural minerals, which I procure from all over the world. Inland-Outland, my most current body of work, examines the land and its DNA through alchemic abstract paintings. Layered pigments of Arizona malachite, Indian quartz and jasper, and Mediterranean coral, to name a few, are ground to varied particle sizes and mixed with a natural hide glue. The mixtures are layered with specialized brushes in such way as to trap abstract pattern and refracted light. By hunting, gathering and manipulating land-matter, I establish a sense of personal belonging with unfamiliar territory. Mingling diverse terrain in a single work of art also symbiotically addresses harmonious co-existence. This dynamic informs my work and sustains a communal exchange between the collective and individual human experience. My ecologically based paintings inform my photography and printmaking work. The process is now an ongoing continuous, daily cycle with no starting or ending point.
How to see my art or contact me:
At the gallery:
On my website: www.judithkruger.com
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Carol Rubenstein Associates, Philadelphia, PA