Like her dance studies, Judith’s live drawings are focused on movement, that is, the model dances into the gesture and holds it – depending on the difficulty of the pose – a few seconds or minutes, with a maximum 5 minutes drawing for the longest and most stable poses.
“There is no need for longer poses. After 10 minutes, I can’t see anymore what I’m interested in. It’s the fresh first impression that inspires me.”
“In these first seconds I draw what I perceive subconsciously. I read the body like a landscape or a map.”
Judith went to China in May 2011 and this journey was the sequence of an art and culture tour to China in 2009. Both trips were organised by Amy Loewan for the Visual Arts Association of Alberta (VAAA).
While the first trip focused on Eastern China, this time we explored the west, the Chinese part of the Silk Road, from Kashgar or Ürümqi, to Dunhuang and Xi’an, ending in Shanghai.
Several local guides shared their knowledge and insight and added much to the understanding of China’s complex history and society.