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judy folkenberg

the ties that bind

creative bookbinding & design (and other art objects)

artist’s statement

 

“the creative mind plays
with the object it loves”

C.J. Jung

I like to play and create evocative and beautiful objects from all sorts of materials, so I became an artist.  I’ve loved books since I was a small girl so I focus much of my artistic passion on them.

I collect all sorts of things:  natural objects, boxes (ones I make or old ones bought from antique or junk shops), old hardware and other tools or implements; paper, books, illustrations and photos, and other ephemera, and then play with them. I manipulate and arrange objects, rough them up sometimes; nail, paste, or sew them, paint, stain, and dye them.  I experiment.  For instance, I throw sawed off bound pages from a book into the bathtub, let dry, and see the shapes that emerge. Then I dye or paint them.   And I make and play with books.

Much of the time I have little idea where I’m going with a creation, but figure I have to just enjoy the ride, whatever the destination.

 

 

The artist with her studio assistant, TeddyBoy Sinclair.

Please read reviews of my work:

Sculpture Magazine entitled Built By Hand.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop entitled Mind of the Artist Part X: Judy Folkenberg.

“it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

— Henry David Thoreau

© 2017 • judyfolkenberg.com • design by Virginia Bledsoe • photography by Gregory R. Staley, Robert Epstein, and Paul Elbo