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Judy Sgantas
Stowe, Vermont

Judy Sgantas Judy Sgantas


Formation to me is beginnings, discovering, research, which I love to do. An idea starts, evolves and then hopefully matures into a book, painting, drawing, knowledge, wisdom.... This piece for me is the beginning of a much larger work and has been an inspiring place to start. It is very different now than when it began. I focused on plants and things related to how they grow, why they are shaped the way they are, optimum conditions, and nurturing/supporting their growth - a good foundation to form optimally.

Canson photo rag, binders board, waxed linen thread, brass wire. 5.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 inches. 14 x 39.5 x 4.5 centimeters. Created 2018.

JUDY SGANTAS is a book artist, painter, and illustrator. She has a family landscape business that provides rich material for her illustrations, and she does research constantly in regards to plants and bugs. Abecedarians provide a perfect vehicle in to present vast amounts of information gathered into a manageable creative piece.