Birds must have magically wonderful lives, don’t you think? I’m always envious of their freedom and grace, their ability to walk on land, swim through the water ( well, some birds ), and fly to far off places. As delicate as they may seem, birds are strong, hearty creatures. In her series of avian paintings, London artist Amy Judd beautifully explores the relationship between woman and bird that has been the subject of many a myth and tale.
In Judd’s work, the feathers serve as armor, a sign of strength and dignity. Their delicacy belies the protection they offer, just as in their avian counterparts. Classically lit figures glow ethereally as if somehow transformed by their gossamer shields.