I am so excited to publish this brand new interview with Judy Lurie Wahlberg. One of the many reasons I created this series of interviews was to allow each artist to take the time to appreciate the many other artists in our community and to share those thoughts with them and also the world. I adore it when I read comments from one artist to another thanking them for including them within this series, my eyes fill with joy, what power you bring to each other, such happiness, such motivation to create more. This is how we grow, we bring each other up. As my very dear friend and artist Carolyn Hall Young would say ‘this life is not a competitive sport, or a war and we can always choose to be eternally grateful. Humans need the support of the community, fear keeps you isolated”. Know that TheAppWhisperer community has your back it is a place of nourishment, this is our safe place, enjoy, please read on….
We are delighted to bring you the thirteenth in our brand new “Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me” series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our thirteenth interview is with Judy Lurie Wahlberg from the United States enjoy!
In this interview, Wahlberg cites work by: Eliza Badoiu, Morton Kaish, Jane Schultz, Picasso, Rosalie Heller, Isabel Afonso, Eduardo Llerandi, and Kate Zari Roberts.
(foreword by Joanne Carter)
The image that is currently in the forefront of my mind
I am continually mesmerised by the Work of Eliza Badoiu. It is the combination of gorgeous images mixed with the self portraits – or as I like to look at them – the definition of the self. This has always been what a self portrait means to me. I am in awe of the many ways I feel Eliza defining herself.
The image that changed my life
This is a painting that was in my home origin with my parents. The painting is very large. The artist is Morton. I was the little girl in the painting. From that moment I knew I could live inside of an image. The experience opened worlds of imagination, fun, and meaning for me. The painting now hangs in my current living room.
The image I wish I had created
This is an amazingly powerful image. I hardly have words to describe what it evokes in me. The four nails unquestionably effect a strong visceral pain to the viewer; however, because the number four suggests a number of balance in so many traditions, this sense of balance, along with the pain, creates a suggestion of healing. I love this image.
The most recent image that made me sad
Because of the amazing color, the divided image, and the mix of the positions of the heads, there is a very deep sense of emotion. That emotion is sadness. I am amazed by the strength of Isabel’s creativity and the depth of her expression.
The most recent image that made me smile
This image is so lush, so filled with essence, so beautiful with color and design, that it fills me up with its fullness and beauty.
My comfort images
This is an incredibly beautiful image. It has a timeless quality, a mysterious quality. It appears to change as you look at it. It is one of those pictures that emotes a sense of other life living inside. The image is very alive!
The image I would most like to give as a gift
My gift would be this exquisite image of beautiful Colorado where I have lived for over 25 years. The mountains, colors, sunshine, and glory is in Kate’s every nuance. Her amazing images take my breath away. I am so glad to be able to see Kate’s unending outflow of this incredible world.
Artwork that has influenced my art
I enrolled in an art history class in college and fell in love with Picasso. In those early years I did not understand my strong reactions. When I saw his images I was thrilled by his fragmentation of the human form . To me, the experience was like being plunged into a river of understanding so many of my own complexities, as well as the complexities of others. I especially love this image.
My earliest artistic memory
My earliest artistic memory! Judy Lurie Wahlberg, Age 15, My First Camera, A Trip to Europe 1957
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