Looking back from the future to assess today’s reality is the seed of my thesis work. I use weather data to imagine our future, and global flood mythologies to see how cultures historically have processed environmental catastrophes. The resulting work combines motifs of boats, water, and salt imagined as a metaphorical guide for navigating uncertainty. With this work I am not telling a story, or offering solutions. I am presenting potentials which the observer can use or ignore. My hope is that this work inspires contemplation and offers an experience informed by the non-verbal language of art.
· Thesis Exhibit, Welch School or Art Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26 – 30, closing reception March 29, 2018
handmade paper (abaca), reed, copper, salt, branches; 70" x 30" x 36"; 2017; Judy Parady
Handmade paper, salt, bronze, leaf litter; 20" x 15" x 3", 2017; Judy Parady