— Judith Jaffe, 2013
I received my BFA from Tufts University and the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts in the early 1970s. During this period, I created etchings, drawings, and paintings of women and babies, which became my metaphors for the fragility of life.
After renting a studio in the eighties, I spent time drawing from models, which then evolved into pastel fantasies containing pods, flowers, vines, and humans mingling or standing alone. Often these diverse images convince one that we are all part of nature.
During the 1990s, I experienced the loss of my mother and the birth of grandchildren. The stages of life became foremost in my mind. At that time, I used acrylics and pastels on large canvases as well as monotypes.
The untimely death of my son in 2004 led me to meditate on the need for God. This question became the basis for the series Quest. These works incorporated a multitude of mediums including oil, egg tempera, watercolor, and installation.
With the arrival of the 21st century, I returned to some of my past works, reworking the somber pieces by collaging and painting over them. To my surprise, they have become more uplifting.
In my eighties, I again become engaged with the female figure utilizing various media including collage, watercolor, cyanotype and geliprint. I employ the female figure in my art because I love the energy and spirit of the female form; I enjoy combining natural elements with the figure since it suggests we humans are part of the natural world that surrounds us. My series, Eve & Her Sisters, is based on these themes.
2020 Umbrella Arts Center ArtSpace Maynard @ The Umbrella Visiting Exhibition
2015 Stow TV Exhibition at the Groton School
2015 ArtScope Exquisite Corpse at Gallery Seven
2015 Wicked Local Painter experiments with art
2013 Wicked Local Stow Artist is 'Not Finished Yet'
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