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Incredible Finger Drawings by Judith Braun

As strange as it sounds, New York-based artist Judith Braun creates all these wonderful landscapes and abstract patterns using nothing but her fingers dipped in charcoal dust. Braun says that she often uses her both hands simultaneously to the extent of arms’ reach as this allows the inherent symmetry of the body to generate a gestural vocabulary of mark making.

“Abstraction keeps the images free to be anything, while the symmetry resolves that fluidity into something, like liquid energy crystallizing. The crystal metaphor is also reflected in the carbon medium of graphite that, under heat and pressure, becomes a diamond. Working within constraints prompts a proliferation of possibilities that self organize into groups and subgroups, from which I then choose some to render carefully by hand…with diamond dust.”


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  • Khloud M.H. via Facebook

    This is just mind blowing! :O I appreciate every finger print of it! Stunning and very creative!

  • Mark Frazier via Facebook

    Tactilely beautiful, like dance where there is no interference, aka brush, Judith transfers her creation energy to surface. What a fingerprint she has and an indelible mark she leaves.

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  • Sarah Pendlebury via Facebook

    These are amazing, how very artistically creative

  • Martu Barcellandi via Facebook

    Iulieta Rodriguez, para que chusmees!

  • Nadegda Tensina via Facebook

    Unbelievable how pretty is it..

  • Avery Dennison Graphics Products via Facebook

    We love this and are so proud that she uses Avery Dennison MPI 2611 Wall Film as the canvas for her art! Amazingly beautiful work.

  • BlairTheArtist

    Why didn’t she do any of these when she was on Work of Art on Bravo!!!!

  • BlairTheArtist

    Why didn’t she do any of these when she was on Work of Art on Bravo!!!!

    • Edna Collazo

      she actually tried, but was sorely missunderstood. I have no idea if it was due to the fact that she was the oldest member of the cast, or if those jerks were expecting those artists to make magic in the amount of time they were giving them. I understand they had togive them challenges, but art is not an automatic result, it takes time, patience and love besides just talent and skill. I am really happy they have published this article and glad to see she’s doing her own thing, the way she should.

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  • Samantha Jones via Facebook

    Amazing! So impressive.

  • Kpax366

    free time my sweet friend

  • Eeko Lin

    Amazing, the fingers create art!

  • judith braun

    Hi Folks, Thank you for appreciating and sharing my work!  Judith

    • Kelly Neill

      These are so awesome it made my day and I’m currently busy showing it to my co-workers. Please continue with this, it is unique and awe-inspiring.

    • Akhil Rawat

      create a page on facebook….. and do share the link with me…

  • Amanda

    Absolutely amazing :) I love when people step outside of the box and use new things as medium for art, or use existing ones in new ways.

  • Guest

    Conceptually well done and executed with a really, really excellent eye for pattern and detail.

  • Anonymous

    i just have to say, wow. The gradient work in all the paintings with the precision of the strokes is wonderful.

  • Mark

    I bet she kicked ass in preschool

  • Karen

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Maria B Sevastos

    Beautiful – Very Original -

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  • Divine Grace Orquia

    judith! you are so amazing……..

  • Mehdi D Phenix Salmen

    It’s so wonderfull and creative artist , respect

  • midwesterndays

    wow, these are stunning…. swoon.

  • Cara

    Your work is VERY inspiring! Amazing to look at!

  • Akhil Rawat

    amazing…. you have got something new.

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