Statement

"Judes Crow is an artist who creates messages. She tells stories about people's lives.

On first discovering Judes work, the initial attraction was a simple one. It made me happy. I was attracted to her quirky visual aesthetics and I felt that she was enjoying the 'act of making'. A scribble here, a tea pot there, the work had a sophisticated naivety which made me happy too.

However, this aspect of her image making is just one dimension to a multitude of stories and messages dealing with emotionally charged questions on subjects such as death, loss, adoption and childhood memory.

'Objects' are an important reference in Judes' work. If we want to understand the artist we must look closely at the objects. They are placed in both her painting and ceramic installations and sit quietly like secrets under the tongue."

Review by Joanne Hummel-Newell 2013

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