Judith Ann Braun – Fingertips

Picasso once said that all children are artists, and in that vein, New York artist Judith Braun keeps the youthful spirit alive, albeit with an adult’s sophisticated edge. In her large-scale finger drawings she creates wall-sized abstractions and nature scenes by dipping her fingers in charcoal powder and drawing directly on walls. Her latest mural, “Diamond Dust”, at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, is a 50-foot pastoral scene that took a week to create in front of a live audience.
"Diamond Dust" marks the largest site-specific project of Braun's career, which began in the 1980s with realistic figure paintings and Xerox art that explored sexism, racism and feminism. The controversial pieces attracted criticism, especially her piece depicting a dead, naked angel hanging upside-down from an altar. After a hiatus she spent isolated in her studio, Braun returned to the art world with finger art.
More recently, "Fingerings" continue her use of carbon dust to draw directly on walls using both hands, allowing the inherent symmetry of the body to manifest.

2 thoughts on “Judith Ann Braun – Fingertips

  1. dborys says:

    Reblogged this on Debra R. Borys and commented:
    Thanks for Don Twardowski for this post on a sort of ‘indoor graffiti’ if you will. Beautiful and amazing. I wish I was a visual artist of some sort. Stick figures, alas, does nothing to inspire–not the way I draw them anyway.

  2. Wow! That is beautiful. Reminds me of something out of Hobbiton.

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