Piece description from the artist
Hoping for Wings
The theme of “crossing over” has recurred often in my work. In this painting, figures rise upward through a horizon toward a celestial body, transforming from flesh to transparency. The title is an ironic take on the human desire for an afterlife/perfection.
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.