Saturday, May 5, 2012

Last Three Pieces for Eastern State

"Mother"
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"Sister"
"Daughter" 
These represent the "Weeping Chorus" of those left behind to mourn the chaos when someone is incarcerated. I tried to refer to the aspects of the windows in Cellblock 9--where each cell has a prisoner and an ornamental window. In these windows the ornamental design has moved into the space with the figure. Why women? Well mainly because most prisoners are men. I wanted to avoid the romantic relationship, hence mother, sister and daughter but the sister seems to have snuck into that territory on her own! Thes windows are in Cellblock 14.

10 comments:

Lori said...

These are so fantabulous!! Truely truely!! you are amazing!

Jar said...

Stunningly profound and beautiful!

Judith Schaechter said...

thanks so much!! :)

bluebird said...

I love your work!

Edwina L said...

I really love that sculptural crispness on Sister's face, cheekbone especially.
Do you ever use resists when you sandblast, or are you just(!) a wizard with the blaster?

Judith Schaechter said...

Edwina--
it is mostly done with a diamond file. The sandblaster just can't get that kind of finesse as you point out!!!

Edwina L said...

Well a diamond file certainly sounds like a good time!

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It somehow connects the concept and the meaning of the images.

Tara Herberger said...

I certainly will attempt to make it to the upcoming group walk with you a few weeks from now!! Thanks for getting that into your date book!

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I really like this sculpture crispness in younger sister's face, zygomatic especially.
Do you ever use a resistance when you sand, or you just (!) A guide to the recorder?