Artist: Judith Monroe
Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Dimensions: 6"h x 6"w
Photo transfer, acrylic, color pencil, wax pastel, ephemera, and dried pressed leaf.
"Trustworthy" features a textured, collage composition that centers on a depiction of a bird's nest with two eggs. The nest is rendered with dark, intertwining fibers that give it a lifelike and three-dimensional quality. The eggs, nestled comfortably within the nest, have text printed on its surface, showcasing a fusion of natural and literary elements. Surrounding the focal nest and eggs are layers of various materials that contribute to the mixed media appearance. These layers include translucent papers with printed text, as well as leaf-like forms that enhance the piece's connection to nature. The overall color palette is muted, with creamy whites, soft yellows, and natural green and brown hues, evoking a sense of calm and introspection. The carefully arranged composition and incorporation of text and organic shapes suggest themes of nature, creation, and protection. The artwork conveys a tactile and visually engaging experience through its blend of materials and textures.