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PDX Weather Advisory, a sculpture celebrating the Portland Airport Published: 07.18.2016 at 11:24 pm by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

One of my very favorite words is from Nepal: रङ्गी-चङ्गी; written in letters, raṅgii-caṅgii; and pronounced, rungy-chungy. This fabulous word (which does not have an English equivalent in my opinion) means crazy, multi-colored, splendid, fancy, exciting and fun! It was the design inspiration for one of my newest sculptures, PDX Weather Advisory, created for the…

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Two new Recycle Runway Sculptures on the way! Published: 03.18.2016 at 12:05 pm by Nancy Judd | one comment

This year has started off with a whirlwind of creative energy as I have been working on three very different and engaging new sculptures. On the heels of creating Bella, for Beacon Converters, (read all about this elegant bride on a mission), I am creating new works for the Nature Conservancy and the Port of…

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Bella: A Bride on a Mission! Published: 02.25.2016 at 5:11 pm by Nancy Judd | 14 comments

This winter I was commissioned to create a new sculpture called “Bella” by Beacon Converters, a company located in New Jersey that creates sterilization packaging for the healthcare industry. The sculpture is made from discarded Tyvek®, you might know the product because you’ve often seen the logo wrapped around new building construction, but the thin…

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Small Action, Big Impact Published: 10.26.2015 at 10:47 am by Nancy Judd | 6 comments

In September my traveling exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style, opened in the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, Connecticut. I visited the exhibition to give a presentation and workshop. I also had an unexpectedly empowering experience, but first, a bit about the trip. One of the neat things about the Stamford Museum is that in…

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My Spring 2015 Trashion Show Grand-Slam Published: 05.28.2015 at 3:19 pm by Nancy Judd | 13 comments

I was recently honored by being asked to emcee and show work in three trash-fashion shows across the great Pacific Northwest! Last summer I moved from Santa Fe, NM (my home for the last 20 years) to Portland, OR, where I grew up. It is great to be back in the climate that my body…

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Moving and Sustainability Part 2 Published: 10.23.2014 at 9:16 am by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

Last week I posted about my move to Portland, Oregon. My spouse Nicole, who is helping me with my blog-posts and social media campaigns, continues the theme diving deeper into the relationship between moving, sustainability, and nomadic cultures. If you Google the word “nomad” lots of things come up right away: urban nomad, modern nomad,…

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Moving and Sustainability Published: 10.13.2014 at 5:45 pm by Nancy Judd | 8 comments

This summer my spouse, Nicole, and I moved from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Portland, Oregon. We made the move partially to be near family (Portland is my home town) but also for sustainability reasons. Almost daily we read articles about the long-term drought facing the southwest region of the US, and it seemed clear…

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World Oceans Day at the Georgia Aquarium Published: 07.09.2014 at 9:25 am by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

In June I spent a wonderful week at The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta celebrating World Oceans Day by partnering with the Aquarium to provide recycled art workshops, a mini-exhibition, and a presentation about my work. Prior to my arrival two of my recycled fashion sculptures were displayed in the center court that links all the…

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Woodson Art Museum Artist-in-Residence Published: 05.07.2014 at 6:10 pm by Nancy Judd | 6 comments

My Artist Residency at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI Last week I had the honor of being the artist in residence at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. (It took me about a month to memorize saying that without tripping over my tongue.) The residency was in conjunction with my…

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Sol Man Lands at Santa Fe Community College Published: 04.23.2014 at 10:27 am by Nancy Judd | 4 comments

Donating Sol Man to the Santa Fe Community Foundation This Friday at 10:30am at the Santa Fe Community College, Trades and Advanced Technology Building entrance, one of my sculptures, Sol Man, will be officially donated to the SSFC permanent art collection. Last year I created Sol Man in collaboration with the Santa Fe Community College-…

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