Saturday, July 11, 2015

Kicking it off with Bridget’s Wrap!

Inspired by Bridget’s Wrap
by Judy Takács
Bridget’s wrap is a hand-painted sari which came from India and thoroughly ignited her creative spirit. It was given to her by the owner of Alpaca Fiber Studio in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Bridget has been felting and loving it, at this neighborhood Alpaca studio for several years, and as a collector of textiles, she was drawn to this piece when it arrived from India with a fabric shipment.

She brought it to our posing session, tied it around her waist and the image was striking. Her pose had the timeless mythological or biblical feel of a painting from centuries ago. She also passionately clutches chunky red skeins of the bright red alpaca yarn she brought. The symbolic magic 8-ball is from my own vast ball collection and brings the image back to our time.

Bridget honored me by posing on her 52nd birthday…coincidentally the 8th of the month. We spent the better part of an afternoon bonding over the emotional, anxiety-driven complexities of our various children and their lives. She looked at her chicks painting as marking a significant before and after where she begins a future of harnessing her creative side and letting it lead her where it will.

I call her painting, Inspired by Bridget’s Wrap

And, I’m psyched to let you know that Bridget will be showing as part of a group exhibition at the 


featuring the work of
Benjy Davies, Beth Nash,
Joe Radoccia and Judy Takács
Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 30, 4:30 to 6:30

through September 28

Coburn Gallery
Ashland University
Center for the Arts, First Floor
330 College Ave.
Ashland, Ohio