Judy Tuwaletstiwa is a mixed media painter who uses natural materials such as sand, mud, feathers, sticks, and fiber, with acrylic on canvas.
She often works in a grid format. Says the artist, "the grid is a matrix (from the Latin word for mother), constructed of the most basic elements - the dot and the dash. The dash becomes the lines of the grid, the dot lives at their inter-section. Evocative in the harmonious rhythm of its neutral simplicity, the grid works as a mathematically precise web that helps me organize material that arises from the continually shifting waters of the unconscious." With a keen aware of the "paradoxical fragility and tenacity of life," Tuwaletstiwa explores both internal and external landscapes, bringing together the physical and the spiritual.
Tuwaletstiwa has exhibited internationally in a number of solo and group shows. She lives and works in New Mexico.
Courtesy of William Siegal Gallery
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