Is there a connection to the various things we desire? Judith Kindler presents this question in her recent works focusing on objects of desire as well as the idea of desirability in her large scale mixed media wall works.
Judith Kindler is an American multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, and photography-based mixed media works. She is noted for her use of diverse and complex medias in the expression of a conceptual or narrative idea. Through an implied narrative and story telling, the artist explores the psychological and the human threads common to us all and reflected through the focused lens of a place, a time or a human experience or expression.
Of this work "Desire" the artist says:
"What makes someone desirable is explored through implications of sexuality, beauty, strength, or power.
"As a teenager and young adult, I was a model, working the runways of high fashion and facing the cameras for major brand label fashion. The ideals of beauty and desirability played a quiet role in my life. But what was interesting is that as a young woman, the sense of vulnerability and insecurity around this attention was profoundly real to me and relevant to that period of time when women were notoriously objectified.
"In this work, I play with the distinct psychological differences of today's young women as compared to my young adult life. How we have gained strength as women over the last 40 years is at the heart of the works. The idea of desirability is uniquely linked not only to beauty, and grace, but to confidence, a sense of ones own power and to an openess to life. The women presented in these works become iconic figures or even heroes as they are juxtaposed with abstract implications of life's tensions and hurdles."