|"Forest Sleep" Oil on panel 16" x 20"|
|"Lead Us, Lantern" 18" x 24" Oil on panel 2010|
|"Out Comes The Night" 12" x 24" Oil on Panel|
|"Perched" Oil on panel 16" x 20"|
|"Weeping Woods" Ink and watercolor on paper 2010|
Kelly Lousie Judd's work is part of a larger scene in the art/illustration world, that I do not yet know a name for. It exists alongside the pop-surrealist movement. But it is not pop. It parallels steam-punk's interest in 19th century aesthetics but without the industrial focus. It has it's roots in the work of the late Edward Gorey and culls it's influences from the like of Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielsen. Ms. Judd's work stands out for it's haunting moods and arresting visual concepts. She describes a world of ghosts and spirits, of dreams and tragedy and transformation. You can see more of her work at her website (www.swanbones.com) and on Flickr, or follow her blog.