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Dream Deep – Hand-Drawn Pen & Ink Original

Dream Deep is a singular original piece, notable for its intricacy and superb penwork.

It represents a period in the artist's life when, suddenly freedom from the guilt of a failing marriage, she gave herself over to the process of creation - with no expectation of success or result.

"Simply submerged with nobody to answer to for my productivity, no justifications, no destination. I feel, in it, the richness of an imagination bursting to express itself, after sixteen years of silence," says Judi.

There’s a fertility to Dream Deep that speaks, in lines, of the unleashing of the creative self. And a fluid serenity, too, that expresses the place Judi was in, finally free to dream, and to dream as deeply and richly as desire demanded.

  • Original hand-drawn pen & ink illustration
  • 420mm*594mm (A2)
  • Comes with free shipping and mount.

Listen to artist Judi Thomas talking about her artwork 'Dream Deep' here

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Judi Thomas
Judi Thomas blends stark imagery with complex detail, merging Art Nouveau with the surreal, often drawing parallels with the controversial Art Nouveau specialist: Aubrey Beardsley.

She has an avid collector base from the feminist-centred and invite-only parties that Judi curates. Her work is often confrontational, and her erotic work has seen her banned from Amazon and, at times, from Facebook.

“I do political art, I get banned from Amazon for my erotic colouring books, and my facebook gets shut down because there are nipples, so it’s not without confrontation.”

She’s regularly commissioned for individual portraits, and for her intimate, often erotic works.

A willingness to confront injustice has run through Judi’s life. South African-born, as a student, Judi was often arrested as part of the anti-aparteid movement in South Africa, prior to the release of Nelson Mandela.

Today the fetish scene of her home town in Brighton, UK, feeds into her art. “As a feminist, I find the whole fetish thing very interesting territory. I absolutely believe that the people have the strength to be revolting if they wanted to. I’m all for civil disobedience.”

“I find the human body beautiful,” says Judi, “in all its complexity, intricacy and mess. The human body one of the most stunning, organic machines in existence.”

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