prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Judith Isaac Lewis

Judith’s work is underpinned by concepts of trace and change. She is interested in how we imprint cloth leaving traces which become a record of human emotions and experience. A theme of change also pervades her work – the idea that textiles such as clothes and household linens alter and fade over time. The unpredictable and serendipitous aspect of this really appeals to her.
Peter Stallybrass in his essay Worn Worlds, Clothes and the Life of Things eloquently sums this up. He says of the textile;

It can be shaped by our touch. It endures but it is mortal.

Judith’s practice encompasses a wide range of mediums from patchwork and embroidery and knitting and crochet to plaster and latex and video and time lapse. Inspiration often comes from real experiences particularly collective memories. Her final body of work for her MA was based on the Aberfan disaster which took place in a Welsh mining village in 1966. Judith has just completed a Research Associate’s post in the University of Hertfordshire exploring the potential of digital stitch in artistic and creative practice.






St Albans, Herts, UK

www.judithisaaclewis.com