Piece description from the artist
Amazons and Angels
I love this painting. It’s based on a piece of driftwood I found several years ago (see my Web site), and captures the tension between fear and desire inherent in any relationship that threatens our sense of ourselves. It also attempts to reconcile the conflict by intimating the power of sex to unify. It was in a show called “Ghosts” where I explored the forces of myth, religion and history in shaping our consciousness.
Judith Bair's work deals with the connection between human life, spirituality and nature.
At the beginning of her painting career, Judith used the form of a cedar tree to anchor her work in the context of the natural world. This allowed her to begin exploring the connection between physical and spiritual sources of life. In this sense, many of Judith's paintings serve as metaphorical landscapes, using images the physical, natural world as a way to explore her figurative and symbolic ideas.
Judith works with "oilbars":http://www.winsornewton.com/products/oil-colours/artists-oilbar, which allow her to have a more direct, physical relationship with the canvas and create more gestural, expressive marks. With this medium, Judith creates soft, sensual and often ethereal paintings with poetic, organic imagery.