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and Bargarh, Orissa, India.
Judith and her husband Stan live "off the grid" on a 20 acre former goat farm in Bleecker, NY with two ponds and a 100 year old farmhouse. The couple purchased the house in 1984 as a retreat from city life and moved there permanently 18 years ago when Stan retired from a career teaching industrial arts in the Bronx.
What is life like off the grid? A gas generator powers Judith's computer, copier and sewing machine. In winter, Judith and Stan pump their own water from a deep-draw well outside the house and heat it on a wood stove or gas cooking stove.Lovers of nature and the outdoors, the couple gardens, hikes, skis, canoes and thrills to the breathtaking beauty of their natural surroundings right at the foothills of the Adirondack park. But in addition to living a life close to nature, Judith is also an accomplished artist.
Judith creates textile art works that integrate her love of fabric and collage with her training as a painter and printmaker. Her techniques include monoprint, photocopy, silkscreen, stamping, dye and paint.
Her work combines typography with fragments of written messages and journals, using the printed word both as an element of design and to provide hints of communication. Judith works in series, continuing the exploration of an initial idea through successive pieces. Each piece is multi-layered. Although her works are both pieced and appliqued, she frequently leaves raw edges to add vitality and immediacy to the work.
To see more of Judith's work and read an article about her lifestyle that appeared in a 2001 issue of Adirondack Life magazine, visit her website at http://www.judithplotner.com/