A Return to the Ways of The Goddess
Initially this movement was made up of women who found their own power and self-worth renewed by Goddess worship. With the ever worsening environmental issues we face, this movement has grown to encompass women and men worldwide who understand that we must return to the wisdom of the ancient world, the world of the Goddess, in which all life is sacred; all life is connected; all life is one. Judith's intention with her art is to express the power and the truth of these ancient wisdom traditions.
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Judith Shaw’s work combines whimsy and the esoteric: Whimsical tree paintings which often times look like women dancing are intertwined with esoteric art images such as a sacred geometry pattern. Judith is inspired by the Sacred Divine Feminine, ancient wisdom traditions, and nature.
Judith’s work is firmly grounded in physical reality all be it a bit magical and whimsical. Her paintings, while deeply spiritual, express a sense of play and joyfulness in our physical world. Her work imparts a sense of healing, peace, and wholeness.
She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned her BFA. She has also traveled and studied in a number of places around the world, including Mexico, Greece, China, France, and others. She new resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"From a college paper on Beauty and the Beast to a much later series of paintings on Beauty and the Beast...
From a student painting of circles at the University of New Orleans, to my current fascination with the interlocking circles of sacred geometry...
From reading When God Was A Woman in the early 70′s to my ongoing visual exploration of the role of the Goddess in our modern world...
From my very first oil painting of a tree to my ongoing exploration of “Tree” as a symbol of life— I still see the early influences of Jackson Pollack’s abandon, and Van Gogh’s emotionality, as well as my studies of myth and world culture.
After New Orleans, I went to Mexico and soaked in that culture’s bright colors and folk art before returning to school at the San Francisco Art Institute, who boasts association with world-class artists like Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still.
When I graduated with my BFA, I moved to the Greek island of Lesbos where, immersed in the beauty of the island, I painted for two years before my earlier studies of the ancient world appeared in my work as small figures of the Goddess.
I returned to San Francisco and found the Goddess becoming a consistent theme—for ten years—alongside the influences of Marija Gimbutas, an archeologist who uncovered art from the Goddess worshipping civilizations along the Black Sea, circa 6000 BC.
In 2001 I returned from a trip to China to my current home of New Mexico and found strong geometric marks appearing in my paintings. Later I discovered these were the same patterns found in sacred geometry.
Like the small acorn that becomes a mighty oak tree, the quiet voice of my intuition continues to plant seeds of inspiration, as I watch, amazed at how life unfolds in a synchronistic flow of study, travel, and painting."