Judith Braun

Judith Braun

Braun’s process empha­sizes her posi­tion as a “quan­tum ampli­fier.” Uti­liz­ing three sim­ple rules to make her draw­ings – Sym­me­try, Abstrac­tion and Car­bon Medium – she is intent on cap­tur­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties and prob­a­bil­i­ties of the quan­tum realm, where every­thing is in free fall until it is caught…by a viewer, or the artist.

Accord­ingly, Braun ini­ti­ates her draw­ing with abstract lines, free of defin­i­tive form. The abstrac­tion is then mir­rored to achieve sym­me­try, becom­ing pre­cise and orderly. Braun chooses car­bon medi­ums, graphite and char­coal, because these lim­ited mate­ri­als offer infi­nite gra­da­tions of light and dark. She is also attracted to carbon’s crys­talline mol­e­c­u­lar struc­ture, which under the right con­di­tions can become a dia­mond. Braun explains, “Work­ing within con­straints prompts a pro­lif­er­a­tion of pos­si­bil­i­ties that self-organize into groups and sub­groups, from which I then choose some to ren­der care­fully by hand, with dia­mond dust.” – Joe Sheftel

Judith Braun

“Without Pleasure All We’d Have Is a Bunch of Stuff Vibrating”
Produced from installation of Diamond Dust at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA, 2012 watch video http://judithannbraun.com/462254/video/
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