Layer By Layer
by Judith Weber
Design is about creating harmony among elements and having them come together in a final product that is aesthetically successful. Arriving at that final product is about process—but process does not mean structured, planned development. Instead, I have found that intentionally not planning offers the freedom to be fully spontaneous, opening a space where I can relax, discover, and listen to what the work needs from me at each stage. The studies and small works featured in Layer By Layer represent my work process, where play is essential as I explore new techniques and build upon them in a fluid, patient, and joyful process of discovery.
About Judith Weber
As an artist who thrives on challenge and diversity, I am committed to exploring the techniques needed to create unusual and highly personal work. My work strives to capture the essence of an experience, an environment, a memory, an issue, or current events—and from that information, create a permanent and intimate work of art.
I come to my exploration of paper and mixed media after spending most of my professional and artistic life as a ceramic artist. Motivated by the relationship between form and function, I designed limited edition dining accessories that have been exhibited across the country in galleries, museum shops, and specialized boutiques. I also tapped into the joy I experience from working with clients and experimenting with new media in unique environments through the creation of custom tile installations for residential and commercial sites.
After leaving behind the world of clay, I discovered paper—and learned it was built upon a foundation of play. Exploring mixed media techniques as they beautifully integrate with collage gives me the opportunity to experiment, imagine, and learn. The process itself is the bedrock from which the work rises; it is exciting to me that it is only after moving, cutting, tinting, printing, and layering does the final piece begin to emerge.
From clay to paper, art as advocacy has always been a mainstay of my life. I have served on the boards of both the New Rochelle Council on the Arts in New Rochelle, NY and the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. I co-founded Media Loft, Westchester’s only live/work condominium established for artists in Westchester County and I continue to engage as an educator designing workshops for those who are seeking to age creatively. I remain committed to the arts as an essential element of community action and development.
For an overview of my work, visit: www.judithweber.com
My new work has been included in:
Women By Women – Blue Door Art Center: 2018
Small Works Juried Exhibition – Mamaroneck Artists Guild: 2018
Faculty Exhibitions – Pelham Art Center: 2018 , 2019
SHE Voices: Expressions of Femininity – Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery: Iona College 2019
In Conversation – New Rochelle Council on the Arts Rotunda Gallery: 2019
Sur-Fis Elements X 3 – Harrison Public Library: 2019
Connections – Clay Art Center: 2020
See Me – New Rochelle Council on the Arts: 2020
Monochrome – J Mane Gallery: 2020