The Journey
Judith Anne Barker

Until 18 March 2015, de Ferrieres Gallery, The Wilson

An exhibition of print work by local artist, Judith Anne Barker.

Judith’s work is fuelled by a fascination with the formation and use of language — how it has evolved over years of use and how it changes from dialect to dialect as we travel from place to place. The Saxon word for ‘draw’ was ‘drag’ and for her BA in Printmaking, Judith literally dragged her etching plates behind her bicycle to record her journeys around the Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside.

Another way of describing this sense of journey is ‘moving on’. In particular, Judith’s work is concerned with the reaction of memory to that which has been destroyed, offering the idea that, although sometimes painful and overwhelming, destruction can be a positive force.

Judith’s work seeks to describe the chaotic natural forces that we are all at the mercy of, opening up the journey narrative in a way that allows each viewer to recreate the work for themselves.

Image shows The Journey by Judith Anne Barker.

Work by Judith Anne Butler at The Wilson

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