No First Friday This Month. April's Artist is Judy Sell


Artist Statement:
I create mosaics from household crockery and other pieces of nostalgia.
My hope is to honor the past with art for the present.

 

THE APRONS

I am exploring THE APRON, created in mosaic. The apron, a symbol for womanhood, protected my clothes as well as my heart as a mother. I feel feminine and professional while wearing an apron in the kitchen and in my studio.

 

In this collection of life size mosaic aprons, I use old dishes to create fabric-like patterns. Look closer and discover hidden messages, which are universal to mothers, some encourage, some nag. Each mosaic has real fabric ties from a vintage apron.

 

‘Cutting apron strings’ is an idiomatic expression used to symbolize leaving your childhood home and living on your own. The opposite of the expression would be hanging onto your mother, still depending on her.