Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2024 Artist

Judy Kirpich


Iceland No. 4


38” x 88″


Recently a new emotion entered my vocabulary- “joy”. A trip to Iceland in the summer of 2022 was a life-changing event. The incredible landscape, filled with glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields and basalt columns were the impetus for this series. I have never seen green with the same intensity as in Iceland, and the vernacular architecture from crumbling out buildings and turf houses to stark village churches captivated me. For the first time I felt the emotions of happiness and wonder creeping into my work.