Artist Information for Judy B. Dales
My early quilts were constructed from intricate geometric shapes set in complex patterns, but curves have gradually captured my imagination and my recent imagery ranges from realistic landscapes and flower studies to fantasy-filled abstracts. Incorporating curved lines into my designs has created a more fluid, graceful look which honors the feminine. The curved lines and shapes are combined with a distinct and unique use of color, producing work that has richness, movement and complexity.
Dream a Little Dream24 x 28   Dreams, especially daydreams, can be nonsensical, significant of absolutely nothing, but lovely nonetheless: color, shape and texture creating a dream of loveliness.
Planets at Play41 x 41   Planets are fascinating—out there in space—spinning, rotating, tumbling, each following its own destiny. The fact that they are round only adds to the fascination for me.
Floater21 x 29   At the time I was working on this piece, a floater developed in my right eye. The shapes seemed so similar that I began to wonder if the one in my eye had inspired the one in the quilt. I love working with these kinds of abstract designs. I find each shape a challenge and the colors can be whatever seems most appealing at the time.
Garden Pearls24 x 36   I love gardens, but I’m not quite so fond of gardening. This is a romanticized version of what I wish my garden were like
Little Wild child26 x 36   I made this quilt shortly after visiting a family with a newborn. I was struck by the impact this tiny human being had on its parents. The baby, though small and helpless, had tremendous power over its parents and any other adults who happened to be around. The waves of distress emanating from the baby reverberated throughout the family and were greatly out of proportion to its diminutive size. The little wild child arrives and immediately becomes the center of its universe.