Judith Ann Braun’s Expressive “Fingerings”

by Jane KenoyerPosted on


Judith Ann Braun’s ongoing interest in the exploration of abstraction in her work has taken on new meaning since 2003 when she started working within a set of rules she invented and refers to as “Symmetrical Procedures.” Braun constrains herself to work within these rules which include abstraction and bilateral symmetry. Her body of work entitled Fingerings are drawing that consist of marks made with her graphite covered fingers rather than a conventional brush or other artist’s tool. Many times she works ambidextrously using both her right and left hands to make marks simultaneously. The resulting effect of her unique method is an expressive mark making that beautifully demonstrates the immediacy of gesture.