Ceramic sculptor Judith Unger shares her portfolio of mythological figurative works and her vision. See more of her art by visiting her website.
My work celebrates the rich sensuality of women. I work diligently to honor my gift in the healing of the world with my art.
I am currently working on a Swan Maiden Mythology Series embracing mythological images. Seven maidens don feathered swan cloaks to fly. They alight on the banks of a lake, and taking off their robes plunging into the waters to bathe.
Mythology creates images of the spirit; themes that supported human life, built civilizations, informed religions over the millennium. A story that is still relevant in our own lives.
I passionately translate the fluid sensuality of clay to the fluid sensuality of women.
I am moved, inspired by living yearly in the brilliant light and magic of Venice, Italy. The golden blue of the water merging into the golden blue sky, the gilded buildings and the water become one. The voices of the Masters guide my daily drawings.
I create my sculpture in the serene, visually brilliant “Northeast Kingdom” of Vermont nourishing my soul and feeding my desire to create.
I am filled with the drive to create beyond all my current visions. Exquisite images I gather around me daily feed my creativity: the song of a tree, shape of a hand, grace of a face.
As a small child, my mother, a painter, gave me the gift of weekly visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and all it’s wonders. I treasure the memory of myself as a small child wide-eyed in a room over flowing with Monet’s waterlilies.
Rhode Island School of Design instilled in me a constant strive for excellence.
I intensely draw the exquisite forms of a live model every week filled with absolute joy and amazement.