I am not sure why this is Judith, but I am honored just the same. Because a lovely figure has been re-purposed out of materials that were cast away.
I wonder what the scraps looked like before Katherine Clear applied them to her art. I wonder if the scraps themselves suggested the form to the artist – like a statue emerging from marble – or if Clear formed them to a vision she already had. No matter. The fact that a coif and a gown can be represented by rusted metal is miraculous. And hopeful – that everything has a purpose and beauty can be found anywhere.