Judith McManis

Magdalene

Fused construction containing mostly dupioni silks.
Outlines applied with ultra-fine-tipped squeezable paint.
2007
55 x 40 inches

I have always found the story of Mary Magdalene fascinating so wanted to portray her as completely as possible - therefore the exaggerated, sensuous hair, the contemplative face with a single tear and the magnificent jar.

Strong, spiritual women are worthy of extensive study, for their faith speaks to them in unique ways and leads them on remarkable journeys. Iím sure we havenít heard the last from this amazing witness. This is the first in a series of ĎHoly Personagesí banners I am envisioning. While I love working in fabrics, I intend to use a variety of media, depending on the requirements of the commission.