Judith Hoffman

About

Statement

The things I make are personal. I draw on my dreams, memories and life experience for inspiration. At times I am inspired by odd materials or found phrases. Books were often my only friends through frequent childhood moves. I love the book format, the chapter headings and layout. Books seem to hold all the secrets. I also remember the magical process my dad used to develop film and print black and white photos when I was 7 or 8. He had a beautiful twin lens reflex camera that I used later when I was a teenager. When I was a kid I drew to amuse my younger brother and sisters. I like to draw my family now, especially the people who have died. Recently I have been thinking about those moments when I feel connected to this amazing experience of being alive. I love drawing, collage, and making small things that can be held in the hand. I make too many tests and not enough finished things. I am easily distracted. Everything takes longer than I expect. I am detail oriented but have less patience as I get older. I worry about dying. I have made things with small metal techniques, done some pinhole photography, some drawing and lots of collage. Currently I am using collage and drawing to make artist's books.

Here are some links to blog posts about my sources of inspiration:

the dream of a woman who was a plant. We put her by the front porch but she wasn't happy there.

Dreams

More thoughts on dreams as inspiration

Childhood memories

Found Phrases

The wish to create tools to aid me in life

Death as inspiration

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