Author Archives: judy24

Women’s difficult stories honored

I work with words in my art – memories, stories, and history. So when the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition curator for the “Choice Exhibition” asked me if I wanted to work on displaying the letters, I said, … Continue reading

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For my Father, new work at Building 640 in the SF Presidio

I guess it is common to see your own art differently after it is up on the gallery walls. Stepping back to take some photos, I suddenly realized that all three pieces in the Generation Nexus: Peace in the Post-war … Continue reading

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Sitting Between Heaven and Earth

It started as a chair for my mother who is no longer on earth. I thought she would have liked this view on a hill overlooking the ocean. I wished she were still here to talk to. I have new … Continue reading

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Most women will know what these are

If you’re a woman and have ever gone in for a gynecological exam you will recognize this medical tool called a speculum. I’ve had these devices for a few years, waiting for the creative inspiration to hit me so I … Continue reading

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Creating kimonos by hand, day one

I’ve spent a couple of years deconstructing kimonos. I wondered what it would be like to make a kimono. I found the perfect class at the Workshop Residence in San Francisco. These photos are from the first day of the … Continue reading

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An exquisite shop in an enchanting town

We were hot, sweaty, and a bit jagged, after having just arrived on the “jeep-boat-jeep”  from Monte Verde, Costa Rica. One of the first things we were told when we got to Essence Arenal Organic Farm and Hotel, was to … Continue reading

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Be curious, adventurous, and let Mother Earth hold you

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Bad girl!

    Guess I should have heeded this sign. My Costa Rican seashell collection got confiscated at airport customs. I totally get why everyone can’t take shells home. I just hope “my shells” go into some one’s garden or to … Continue reading

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A million shades of green

What can I say about the rainforest? It is beyond describing. Hiking through the Santa Elena forest for 4 hours was transforming. The sound of the rainforest birds and animals is unlike anything else I have heard. The two of … Continue reading

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Jungle night life

Who knows what goes on in the dark? Well we have a better idea after going on a night hike in Monte Verde, Costa Rica. A group of 14 of us, (including an infant), tramped up and down hills with … Continue reading

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